Alan Butler is the Global Policy and Public Affairs Director for Diageo plc, responsible for all public policy engagement. Alan has been with Diageo in senior policy roles since 2003, having twice led the company’s representative office to the EU as well as being the Public Affairs Director for DIAGEO plc. The Global Policy and Public Affairs team manage global stakeholders, as well as a range of high-value public policy issues including tax, trade and regulatory affairs. Alan represents Diageo on a number of organisations including the B20, the ICC, BIAC and the Scotch Whisky Association. A lawyer by training, Alan has an M.Litt in Intellectual Property from Trinity College Dublin.