Lunch and Learn: How to Work with the UK Department of International Trade
Please join the Northern California and Orange County BABC chapters, in partnership with UK’s Department for International Trade, to learn more about working with DIT's teams to engage UK companies arriving in North America.
UK companies need a variety of support including:
access to finance, legal and tax advice,
recruitment support, and
DIT, along with many partners, help UK companies plug into the US ecosystem in order to grow and thrive.”
At this event, you will learn how DIT works with companies like yours to support UK businesses export to and land in North America and how you too can support British businesses and help them thrive.
Jaclyn Mason Consul and Regional Director, Department for International Trade at the British Consulate General San Francisco.
Jaclyn is currently the Consul and Regional Director for the Department for International Trade in San Francisco, where she is responsible for delivery of the UK Government’s commercial objectives across the north-western United States (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska). Jaclyn has served in a variety of roles for the British government including leading remote commercial teams across the Western and Central United States; twice served as interim team head in Houston and spent 3 months in Istanbul leading the investment team.
Prior to joining the British Consulate General in February 2007, Jaclyn served in a variety of senior sales & marketing roles from 1998 to 2007 with the Scottish government including leading it Silicon Valley operations from 2000-2006. Jaclyn began her career in the private sector in Scotland with premier HR recruitment agency, Melville Craig Group, where for four years she received a firm grounding in solution sales, advertising, and client management. She holds a BA Honors in Commerce with Information Management and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Institute of Management.
Jaclyn serves as a founding board member of GBx Global, a private curated network of British entrepreneurs and investors aimed at collaborating, informing and inspiring the next generation of British entrepreneurs.
Thaedra works for DIT in the US, based in the British Consulate-General San Francisco as a Trade & Investment Manager. She mainly works with UK B2B Software companies interested in the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area to support companies’ growth to the US. Thaedra also works as Technology Trade Coordinator, helping UK technology companies connect and work with other DIT offices across the US market. Prior to DIT, Thaedra received her MBA in International Business Development from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Vice Consul, Trade & Investment Officer - Financial, Professional, and Business Services
Adam is the Vice Consul for Trade & Investment, Head of Financial Services, West Coast for the British Embassy in the United States. Prior to that, he spent 3 years as the Director of Insights for the National Restaurant Association where he led the research arm that compiled the most up to date national restaurant industry data and trends. Adam has a master’s degree in International Relations from Harvard University.
Rebecca Saletta is Vice Consul and Head of Automotive – West Coast for the UK’s Dept. for International Trade (DIT), based out of Los Angeles. Her work for the past four years has been focused on supporting the UK’s future of mobility agenda including the advancement of connected and electrified transportation technologies. Prior to DIT, Rebecca spent time teaching in Italy and received her BA in Communication Studies from UCLA.
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