Director for Communications and Stakeholders

Hugh Elliott


Hugh was appointed Director for Communications and Stakeholders at the Department for Exiting the European Union in September 2018. Prior to that he was Director of International Agreements and previously Director of Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

He was previously Head of Government Relations at Anglo American plc, a diversified global mining company, where he worked for nearly 7 years and was responsible for setting up the Government Relations function across the business.

Prior to joining Anglo American, Hugh served in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a variety of roles in London and British Embassies overseas, including in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Paris. He was Chairman of Canning House, the UK’s centre for Latin America, from 2009 to 2012

Director for Communications and Stakeholders

Previous roles in government

  1. Director, Europe

    • 2017 to 2017
  2. Director of Communication

    • 2013 to 2017