Jamie Fortescue, born 1966, dual British and Belgian nationality, joined Starch Europe as Managing Director in January 2012. From 2004-2011, Jamie was the Director General of the European Spirits Organisation, CEPS. Prior to joining CEPS, he was the director for international corporate affairs at the employment agency, Randstad, based in Amsterdam (1997-2004) and an account director at the public affairs consultancy, EPPA, based mainly from their offices in London and Brussels, but also Madrid and Warsaw (1992-1997). Before becoming involved in EU public affairs, Jamie worked in third world development (at London based Planco Consulting from 1989-91, and as a trainee at DG Development of the European Commission from 1988-89). Jamie was educated at Eton College and the University of East Anglia, and has a degree in French and Economics.