Elizabeth McCargo is Vice Consul for the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector at the British Embassy in Washington DC. Her role is to identify and provide advice and assistance to US Life Sciences & Healthcare companies interested in establishing or expanding operations in the UK (Foreign Direct Investment) and working with UK companies looking to establish a presence in the US (Trade & Overseas Direct Investment). From DC, she covers the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Regions of the US, engaging with clients in 12 States from Delaware to Florida, eastward to Mississippi, plus Puerto Rico. She also assists with Ministerial and Government Senior Officials Visits, Trade Missions, etc., with the aim of building relationships and promoting the UK’s strengths in life sciences.
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is responsible for bringing together policy, promotion, and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, helping businesses succeed and delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as it leaves the EU, promoting British trade and investment across the world and building the global appetite for British goods and services.
Before moving to Washington DC in November 2015, she worked for the Welsh Government’s Economic Development Department for 11 years.