Why not? After all, he’s thoughtful, charming, resourceful, opinionated and inclined to lead: qualities that recent DG’s have not had in the same measure. bq. Outgoing European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy said Thursday he might consider a bid to become the next director general of the World Trade Organisation. “I’m not saying that I haven’t asked myself the question, it’s something that’s on my mind,” he told the French radio station BFM (“expatica”:http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=14107&name=Pascal+Lamy+eyes+WTO+top+job+after+EU) The big problem is not that Lamy might lead; it’s the “direction”:http://www.inquit.com/article/354/using-trade-barriers-to-safeguard-values he might propose.
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher