Partner, International Agriculture, Food, and Trade
Managing Director International Agriculture, Food, and Trade, Hume Brophy
Director, Trade, Withdrawal Agreement, and Northern Ireland Protocol, UK Mission to the European Union
Agriculture and Fisheries Counsellor, UK Mission to the EU
Experienced Whitehall Senior Civil Servant
Rory O’Donnell is a partner at Penta working primarily in international agriculture, food and trade. He has over 30 years’ experience working in the UK Civil Service, with the last nine years spent in the UK Mission to the EU working on agri-food, trade and Brexit issues, including the EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) negotiations and the Northern Ireland Protocol. Prior to that, he worked in a number of Whitehall Departments on a range of policy issues including communications, animal health, local government performance, and inner city regeneration.
Rory has detailed knowledge of how both the Whitehall and the EU Institutions work which he uses to provide strategic advice to a wide range of clients, including corporates, trade associations, governments, and international organisations.