Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at Department for International Trade (DIT).

Department for International Trade Board

Members:

  • Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP - Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (Chair)
  • Rt Hon Greg Hands MP - Minister of State for Trade Policy
  • Baroness Rona Fairhead - Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion
  • Graham Stuart MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  • Antonia Romeo - Permanent Secretary
  • Crawford Falconer - Second Permanent Secretary and Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser
  • John Alty - Director General, Trade Policy Group
  • Louis Taylor - Chief Executive, UK Export Finance
  • Catherine Vaughan - Chief Operating Officer
  • Simon Walker, Lead non-executive board member
  • Noel Harwerth - Non-Executive Board Member and Chair of the UK Export Finance Board
  • Julie Currie - Non-Executive Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Dr Pippa Malmgren - Non-Executive Board Member

Executive Committee

Full members:

  • Antonia Romeo - Permanent Secretary (Chair)
  • Crawford Falconer - Second Permanent Secretary and Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser
  • John Alty - Director General, Trade Policy Group
  • Catherine Vaughan - Director General Chief Operating Officer
  • Louis Taylor - Chief Executive, UK Export Finance
  • Susan Caldwell, Michael Charlton and John Hill currently covering Director General International Trade and Investment
  • Antony Phillipson - Director General International Trade North America

Associate members:

  • Darren Tierney - Ministerial Strategy Director
  • Toby Orr - Communications Director
  • James Norton - HR and Organisational Development Director

Richard Price (Chief Economist) and Alison Currie (Director of Finance and Corporate Services) receive Executive Committee papers and are invited to attend when their expertise is needed.