Jamie Fortescue, British, born 1966, joined the European Starch Industry Association, Starch Europe, in January 2012 as its managing director. Supported by a team of five staff, his role is to represent the interests of EU starch producers to the EU institutions and other EU stakeholders.
From 2014-2011, Jamie was the Director General of Spirits Europe, the trade association representing EU spirits drinks producers. Prior to that, he was the director for international corporate affairs at the employment agency, Randstad, based in Amsterdam (1997-2004) and an account director at the public affairs consultancy, EPPA, based mainly from their offices in London and Brussels, but also Madrid and Warsaw (1992-1997). Before becoming involved in EU public affairs, Jamie worked in third world development (at London based Planco Consulting from 1989-91, and as a trainee at DG Development of the European Commission from 1988-89). Jamie was educated at Eton College and the University of East Anglia, and has a degree in French and Economics.
Jamie Fortescue, Managing Director
i) Levelling the Playing Field for European Starch Producers Post Quota
Day 1 [Mon 30, October], at 09:40 AM