Amber Rudd was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Minister for Women and Equalities between 24 July 2019 and 7 September 2019.
Amber was previously Secretary of State for Work and Pensions between 16 November 2018 and 7 September 2019.
She was previously Home Secretary from 13 July 2016 to 29 April 2018. She was elected Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye in 2010.
From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. She then served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2012 to 2013, and as Assistant Whip from October 2013.
Amber was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change from July 2014 until May 2015. She was then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from May 2015 until July 2016.
Career outside politics
Graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in history, Amber worked in investment banking in the City of London and New York, before moving into venture capital. She then set up a freelance recruitment business and wrote for financial publications, before being elected to Parliament in May 2010.
She lives in Hastings and has 2 children.