Joanna Crellin took up post as Consul General Sao Paulo and Director of Trade and Investment for Brazil on 2 February 2015. She is also the UK Government’s Regional Director of Trade and Investment for Latin America.
Jo has worked for the UK Government since 2001 with her most recent role being Principal Private Secretary for the Secretary of State for Business from 2010 to 2013. Previously she worked at the UK Treasury and in a number of different roles at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills covering a diverse range of issues such as corporate rescue in the energy sector, nuclear decommissioning and support for social enterprises.
Jo has a longstanding passion for Latin America. She has a Masters in Latin American Politics from the LSE and a degree in French and Spanish and Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.
Jo is married, has 2 small children and one of her favourite hobbies is ceramics.
British Consul General, Sao Paulo
The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.