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Many congratulations to Natalie Black (KES 1994-2001) who has been awarded a CBE for her public service in the Queen's New Year Honours List.

Natalie, is currently Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Asia Pacific. After leaving KES Natalie, graduated from LSE with a degree in International Relations, completed a Masters degree in Public Policy at Harvard as a Fullbright Scholar and is Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Prior to her appointment as an HMTC, she worked in the Cabinet Office and was Deputy Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit, before being appointed as a Trade Commissioner by Liam Fox in September 2018. She has a key role in developing new post-Brexit trade agreements with Asian and Pacific markets.