The Scottish North American Leadership Conference is thrilled to have Chris Maskell as our Keynote Speaker. Chris has been the Scottish Government’s Head of Scottish Affairs Canada since July 2016, and is based at the British Consulate in Toronto. Prior to this he worked with UK Trade & Investment (now the UK Department for International Trade) in Nigeria, Mexico and Iraq. He has also worked on UKTI’s Middle East desk in London.

Chris joined the civil service having read Law at university, and was initially posted to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in Whitehall, where he held a number of positions including running Ministerial private offices and managing the department’s relationships with UK aerospace companies.