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Speaker Biography

Mike Trace

 Mike  Trace
Mike currently combines two leadership roles in the field of drug policy and drug dependence treatment: CEO of RAPt and Chairman of the International Drug Policy Consortium.

Mike Trace has a wide range of experience in the field of drug treatment and policy, from direct work with problem drug users, to senior positions in national government and international agencies.

Following a period of 12 years working in and managing projects that provided treatment to the homeless, drug users and offenders, Mike was offered the post of Deputy UK Anti-Drug Co-ordinator (National Drug Czar) in 1997, and held this post until 2001. His duties included the creation of the UK National Drug Strategy – Tackling Drugs To Build A Better Britain – and the oversight of the first years of its implementation.

From July 2000 to January 2003, he was the Chairman of the European Union drugs agency, the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In this role, he had responsibility for steering the 3 year workplan of the agency on behalf of the EU Member States, which involved the collation and dissemination of research and analysis on drug use, problems and responses across Europe.

From July 2001 to November 2002, Mike held the post of Director of Performance at the UK National Treatment Agency, set up by the UK government to oversee the rapid expansion of the drug treatment sector. In November 2002, he left to take up the post of Chief, Demand Reduction Section at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.


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