Trevor Kennedy

Vice President, Trade and International Policy – Business Council of Canada

Trevor leads the Council’s work on Canada’s international trade and investment ties. He advises and executes the Council’s trade policy initiatives, liaising with Canadian policymakers, foreign officials and international business networks representing key partners, primarily in North America, the Indo-Pacific and Europe.  

Prior to joining the Council in 2016, Trevor was a Trade Policy Officer at Global Affairs Canada. He also worked with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada as a Junior Research Fellow focused on trade policy.  He has lived and worked in Japan with the Japan Exchange (JET) Programme and speaks Japanese.   

Trevor is a fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He holds a Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from St. Thomas University, New Brunswick.