Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Investment


The Minister for Investment leads on investment promotion across all sectors. This includes:

  • outward direct investment
  • foreign direct investment
  • delivery of trade and investment promotion through overseas partners
  • policy direction on topics such as mergers and acquisitions
  • the Export Control Organisation (ECO)
  • business planning and forecasting

DIT ministerial lead for the following sectors:

  • financial services
  • advanced manufacturing and aerospace
  • automotive
  • bio-economy
  • consumer, creative and education

Previous holders of this role

  1. Mark Garnier MP

    • 2016 to 2018


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