The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State will lead on high value export and investment campaigns in these sectors:
- financial services
- advanced manufacturing and aerospace
He will also be leading on work with:
- the Export Control Organisation
- the high volume export campaign
- UK regional delivery
- overseas partner delivery
Current role holder: Mark Garnier MP
Mark Garnier was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade on 17 July 2016. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Wyre Forest in May 2010.
Career outside politics
Mark was educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey. In 1982 he began a 17 year career in the City of London, initially working on the floor of the London Stock Exchange before specialising in Far Eastern and other global emerging market investment banking. In 1999, Mark switched to boutique investment fund management, running small specialist funds, until he was elected in 2010. He also spent a spell as a small business advisor. He has served on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness makers of London for a number of years.
Mark was a district councillor of the Forest of Dean District Council from 2003 to 2007 and was elected as the Conservative MP for Wyre Forest in May 2010. He served on the Treasury Select Committee (2010 – 2016) and the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (2012 – 2014). Mark also served as chairman on a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups and was previously the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Burma, Brunei and Thailand.
Mark is married to Caroline, and they have three children and live in Worcestershire.
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