Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade
Antonia is permanent secretary of the Department for International Trade, which has responsibility for global trade promotion and finance, inward and outward investment, trade policy, and trade negotiation and market access arrangements with countries outside the EU. Prior to this, Antonia was Her Majesty’s consul general in New York and director general economic and commercial affairs USA, and special envoy to the US technology companies. Antonia began her career in the private sector, at strategic consultancy firm Oliver Wyman. She joined the civil service in 2000 as an economist. Antonia holds an MA (PPE) from Oxford University, an MSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics, and an Advanced Management Programme diploma from Columbia Business School.