Duncan John Rushworth Taylor CBE is the appointed Ambassador to Mexico, and has arrived in country in October 2013. Duncan Taylor was Governor in Grand Cayman from 2010 to 2013. He was born in England in 1958 and began his service with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1982. In addition to undertaking a wide range of jobs at the FCO in London, during his career he has held the positions of British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Second Secretary in Havana, Head of Commercial Section in Budapest, Director of Latin American Affairs on secondment to Rolls Royce plc.; Deputy Consul-General and Deputy Head of Post in New York. In 2002 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his work in helping the families of British victims of the 9-11 attacks in New York.
Mexico is a country of huge potential which has demonstrated predictable, stable economic growth. It is a dynamic market and analysts predict that its economy will be the world´s seventh-largest by 2050. Mexico offers UK businesses well-established and integrated supply-chains, an increasingly skilled workforce, and free trade agreements with 44 countries. Opportunities for UK businesses lie within the construction, manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, retail and automotive sectors.
Our Challenging Perception series is designed to encourage an exchange of views that compare the perceptions of businesses of a particular geography or sector, with those of the UK’s most senior Diplomat in that location. These have been lively and entertaining discussions to date (most recently Iran and Zimbabwe) and Mexico will be no exception.
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