Rhys was appointed Director for International Agreements and Trade at the Department for Exiting the European Union in November 2017.
Rhys joined the civil service in 2002 and undertook analytical roles in the Ministry of Defence and Home Office before joining HM Treasury in 2007. At HM Treasury, Rhys worked on international economic policy during the financial crisis and the UK’s 2009 G20 Presidency. Following roles in public spending control and financial services policy, and a secondment to the Cabinet Office, Rhys returned to international economic policy to lead the Treasury’s EU Economics and Policy team, and latterly its Trade Policy team.
Rhys is married with two children.