Non-executive Board Director and Director General, Exports and UK Trade

Andrew Mitchell CMG


Andrew Mitchell was appointed a Director General at the Department for International Trade in May 2020.

Andrew was previously Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, responsible for the Department for International Trade’s work promoting trade and investment with the countries of Europe.

Prior to this he held senior positions in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Andrew led the government’s international work on Prosperity and was the FCO’s Director for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Andrew served in Germany and Nepal and was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sweden. Andrew’s work in the private sector focused on major international events, including World Expos and Olympic Games.

In his current role as Director General for Exports and UK Trade, Andrew is responsible for the department’s work on exports, UK Regions and the Devolved Administrations, and global supply chains.

Non-executive Board Director

UK Export Finance

Director General, Exports and UK Trade

The Director General for Exports and UK Trade (DGET) is responsible for driving export growth, delivering jobs and prosperity across the United Kingdom.

The group covers exports, UK-wide business and stakeholder engagement, UK Regions and the Devolved Administrations and the Department’s work on global supply chains. DGET also lead work on the Department’s export programmes, including the Export Campaigns, Export Missions and the Export Academy.

DGET coordinates the Department’s contribution to Levelling Up and to strengthening the Union through export growth, as well as ensuring a joined-up and UK-wide approach to trade promotion and investment.

Department for International Trade

Previous roles in government

  • HM Trade Commissioner for Europe