Antonia Romeo

Permanent Secretary and Civil Service Gender Champion, Department for International Trade

Antonia Romeo is the Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Trade, which has responsibility for trade policy, trade negotiation and market access arrangements with countries outside the EU, the GREAT campaign, global trade promotion and finance, and inward and outward investment.

Antonia joined the Civil Service in 2000 as a professional economist, following an early career in the private sector at strategic consultancy firm Oliver Wyman. Prior to her appointment as Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Trade in March 2017, Antonia held a number of senior roles in Her Majesty’s Government including within the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Most recently, Antonia was Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Director General Economic and Commercial Affairs USA, and Special Envoy to the US technology companies.

Antonia sits on the Civil Service Board and Senior Leadership Committee, and is the Civil Service Gender Champion.

Antonia holds an MA (PPE) from Oxford University, an MSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics, and an Advanced Management Programme diploma from Columbia Business School.

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