Karen Morgan

Karen Morgan

Deputy Director, Department for International Trade

Karen is Deputy Director responsible for DIT's (Department for International Trade) agriculture food and drink team, leading on the Department’s support for exports and investment in this sector. She has a background in trade, environment and agriculture policy and negotiations.

Karen’s previous roles included establishing DIT’s new Scotland team during 2021, leading the policy and secretariat work for the independent Trade and Agriculture Commission in 2020 -2021, and Covid supply chain roles in both Defra and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office during 2020.

Karen was the UK Government’s first overseas Agriculture Counsellor in the British Embassy Beijing from 2015-2018 and led the UK’s participation in the Beijing International Expo in 2019.

Prior to this she held a number of roles in Defra spanning environment, marine, water, international development and UN environmental governance.