Antonia is Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Trade (DIT). Prior to joining DIT, Antonia was the first woman to be appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York. As Civil Service Gender Champion, Antonia has worked with colleagues to create an inclusive culture within the wider Civil Service. Antonia serves as a mentor and coach to women across the Civil Service and beyond, and is a regular speaker at internal and external events. Antonia was recognised in the 2018 Women in Fintech Powerlist for her continued advocacy for gender equality in financial services, and in the 2019 Most Influential Women in UK-India Relations list.