Beatrice Chaytor is an international trade lawyer, specialising in providing advice and support to developing country governments in their engagement with regional and international trade policy processes. She provides capacity building support on a number of areas including trade negotiations, natural resource management and investment through consultancies with international organisations such as the IFC, DFID, EU and the FAO. From 2004 to 2008, Beatrice Chaytor was a Senior Trade Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Sierra Leone, on assignment by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Prior to her assignment in Sierra Leone, Beatrice Chaytor worked for nine years as Senior Lawyer, and then Programme Director, at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) in London, building capacity among developing country negotiators at the World Trade Organisation.
Ms Chaytor provides independent research and analysis on a range of economic policy issues affecting Africa, including trade, investment and environment. She also has private sector interests in horticulture, packaging, design and well-being.