Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Responsibilities

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for strategy and policy across the department and management of the UK transition for the department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall departmental strategy
  • Appointments and honours

Current role holder

The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP

Michelle Donelan was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 6 September 2022.

She was previously appointed Secretary of State for Education from 5 July 2022 to 7 July 2022.

She was Minister of State for Higher and Further Education from 15 September 2021 to July 2022.

She was also previously Minister for Universities at the Department for Education from 13 February 2020.

She was previously Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 29 July 2019 to 13 February 2020.

She was also an unpaid Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education covering the maternity leave of Kemi Badenoch MP from 4 September 2019 to 13 February 2020.

(Photo source UK Parliament website. Used under Creative Commons).

More about this person

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Nadine Dorries MP

    2021 to 2022

  2. The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP

    2020 to 2021

  3. The Rt Hon Baroness Nicky Morgan

    2019 to 2020

  4. The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright KC MP

    2018 to 2019

  5. The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

    2018 to 2018

  6. The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP

    2017 to 2018