Our governance

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

Department for International Trade Board

The board will be chaired by the Secretary of State for International Trade.

Members:

  • The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP - Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP - Minister of State for Trade and Investment
  • Lord Price CVO - Minister of State for Trade Policy
  • Mark Garnier MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary
  • Antonia Romeo - Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade
  • John Alty - Director General, Trade Policy
  • Louis Taylor - Chief Executive, UK Export Finance
  • Dr Catherine Raines - Director General, International Trade and Investment
  • Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors - Lead non-executive board member
  • Julie Currie, Chief Financial and Reporting Officer at the Lloyds Bank Foundation - Audit and risk committee, non-executive board member
  • Dr Pippa Malmgren, founder of DRPM Group - Non-executive board member
  • Noel Harwerth, outgoing Chair of GE Capital Bank Europe - Non-executive board member and Chair of UK Export Finance Board

Executive Board

Principal decisions in the Department for International Trade (DIT) are taken by the DIT Executive Board, chaired by the Permanent Secretary.

Members:

  • Antonia Romeo - Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade
  • Dr Catherine Raines - Director General, International Trade and Investment
  • John Alty - Director General, Trade Policy
  • Louis Taylor - Chief Executive, UK Export Finance
  • Emma Squire - Ministerial Strategy Director
  • James Norton - Human Resources and Organisational Development Director
  • Paul McComb - Transition Programme Director
  • Alison Currie - Director of Finance and Corporate Services