Director General, Trading Systems

Joanna Crellin CMG

Biography

Jo Crellin became Director General, Trading Systems at the Department for International Trade (DIT) on 23 November 2020.

Previously she was Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Latin America and the Caribbean between April 2018 and November 2020.

Her first posting overseas was as British Consul-General in São Paulo, Brazil in February 2015. She was also the Director-General for the Department for International Trade (DIT) for Latin America.

Jo has worked for the UK government since 2001.

She 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

Jo has:

  • 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)

Director General, Trading Systems

The Director General, Trading Systems is responsible for:

  • bilateral trade policy relations
  • global trade delivery
  • Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU)
  • trade defence

Department for International Trade

Previous roles in government

  • HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • British Consul General, Sao Paulo