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 was elected Conservative MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields on 6 May 2010.

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, sets the overall strategy and direction of the department, and 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

Policies

  1. Climate change impact in developing countries
  2. Climate change international action
  3. Economic growth in developing countries
  4. Education in developing countries
  5. Free trade
  6. Health in developing countries
  7. Humanitarian emergencies
  8. Hunger and malnutrition in developing countries
  9. Overseas aid effectiveness
  10. Overseas aid transparency

Announcements

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  1. Greening: Syrian regime must make good on aid promises

    • News story
  2. UK leads new approach to prevent and respond to crises at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

    • News story
  3. How do we reach gender equality, Justine Greening asks Manchester students

    • News story
  4. Justine Greening joins British students to fundraise for Syria’s children

    • Press release
  5. Birmingham businesses tell United Nations how gender equality is done

    • Press release
  6. Justine Greening statement on Syrian authorities refusal to allow aid into Daraya

    • Press release
  7. UK to lead global partnerships to tackle corruption

    • Press release
  8. Justine Greening: Tackling corruption together

    • Speech
  9. Speech by Justine Greening at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Annual Meeting 2016

    • Speech
  10. The UK’s place in the world and the EU referendum

    • Speech