Press release

Ministerial appointment: Mark Ian Price

The Queen has approved the appointment of Mark Price as a Minister of State jointly at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mark Ian Price CVO as a Minister of State jointly at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (Minister for Trade and Investment). This will take effect from April 2016.

This follows the decision of the Rt Hon Lord Maude to resign from government with effect from mid-March 2016 after a career of public service spanning over 30 years. As well as contributing a huge amount in a variety of ministerial roles, since last May Lord Maude has successfully driven the strategic refocusing of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

For the interim period between Lord Maude’s resignation and Mark Price taking up his appointment, the Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St John’s DBE as a Minister of State at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. Baroness Anelay will remain a Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Note to editors

The Queen has been pleased to signify Her intention of conferring a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on Mark Price.