Jo Crellin was appointed Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Latin America and the Caribbean in April 2018.
Jo took office as British Consul-General in São Paulo, Brazil in February 2015 in her first post overseas. She is also the Director-General for the Department for International Trade (DIT) for Latin America.
She has worked for the UK government since 2001. Jo has occupied roles covering issues as diverse as nuclear decommissioning, social enterprise and corporate finance at:
- the former Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
- HM Treasury
- a degree in Social Anthropology, French and Spanish from Cambridge University
- an MSc in Politics of Development in Latin America from the London School of Economics (LSE)
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.
HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean
The HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean cooperates closely with the wider diplomatic network and other colleagues to coordinate the government effort overseas to promote UK trade and prosperity.
The Trade Commissioner has full responsibility for all Department for International Trade (DIT) work in Latin America and the Caribbean including:
- growing the overall bilateral trade and investment relationship
- improving market access for British companies, including small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)
- developing trade policy