Trevor Kennedy

Director, Trade and International Policy – Business Council of Canada

Trevor Kennedy 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 as well as business networks involving key international partners, primarily in North America, the Indo-Pacific and Europe.  Trevor also contributes to industry and innovation policy and is responsible for the Council’s Corporate Innovator Network.  

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 fluent Japanese.   

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.