Secretary of State for International Development

The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

Biography

Justine Greening was appointed Secretary of State for International Development on 4 September 2012. She is the Conservative MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields.

Education

Justine attended her local comprehensive school in Rotherham, South Yorkshire before going on to study economics at Southampton University. Justine has an MBA from the London Business School.

Career

Justine was a finance manager at Centrica plc before being elected as a Member of Parliament in May 2005. Following her election she was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, with responsibility for youth.

As well as being a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, in 2007 she became a Shadow Treasury Minister and in January 2009 became the Shadow Minister for London.

Justine was Economic Secretary to the Treasury from May 2010 to October 2011 and Secretary of State for Transport from October 2011 to September 2012.

Secretary of State for International Development

The Secretary of State leads the DFID ministerial team and sets the overall strategy and direction of the department. She has final authority over all DFID business.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2011 to 2012
  2. Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister)

    • 2010 to 2011

Announcements

by The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

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  1. UK development bonds will combat global poverty

    • 16 April 2014
    • Press release
  2. Justine Greening: A humanitarian system for the 21st Century

    • 15 April 2014
    • Speech
  3. UK pledges new focus on disaster preparation

    • 11 April 2014
    • Press release
  4. Greening: act now for Syrian children

    • 10 April 2014
    • Press release
  5. British accountants to develop accountancy expertise in Africa and Asia

    • 10 April 2014
    • Press release
  6. JPMorgan Chase, DFID and CDC announce $20 million combined investment in Novastar Ventures

    • 8 April 2014
    • Press release
  7. Speech by Justine Greening to NIDOS #Scotland2015 conference

    • 3 April 2014
    • Speech
  8. Greening: United we have the greatest impact on world poverty

    • 3 April 2014
    • Press release
  9. UK to provide seeds and fishing kits to avoid starvation in South Sudan

    • 31 March 2014
    • Press release
  10. UK makes £3m contribution to Syrian Recovery Fund

    • 31 March 2014
    • Press release

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