Nick is a trade and regional integration specialist working extensively throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. Recent projects in Eastern Africa have included support to South Sudan’s accession to the EAC, working with the Ministry of East African Community Affairs to enhance implementation of regional laws and commitments and for over two years he has been working with the Ministry of Trade in Rwanda developing a cross border trade policy, a national export strategy and assisting with trade negotiations. In Southern Africa his recent work has included developing a Trade Policy for Malawi, an Aid for Trade Strategy for Swaziland, assessing the impact of the SADC Trade Protocol, leading a trade negotiations capacity building project in Lesotho and studies on Non-Tariff Barriers. Notable written works include contributions to ‘Cape to Cairo: Exploring the Tripartite FTA Agenda‘ (Tralac, 2014) as well as ‘Non Tariff Measures – A Fresh Look at Trade Policy’s New Frontier‘ (Centre for Economic Policy Research / World Bank, 2012); papers written for the South African Institute for International Affairs including ‘Compliance with Regional Economic Community Law in EAC, ECOWAS and SADC Member States: The Role of Law and of Accountability‘ (2014) and ‘What Shoprite and Woolworths can tell us about Non-tariff Barriers‘ (2013); amongst others. Nick’s past work has also extended to the Caribbean, the Pacific and Eastern Europe. Before becoming a consultant, Nick worked for SADC, the European Commission and the Department for International Development (UK). He gained his Doctorate in Economics from the Centre for Study of African Economies, Oxford University.