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

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  1. Greening: Britain's Ebola response has saved thousands of lives but mission not over yet

    • 27 February 2015
    • Press release
  2. British surgeons saving lives in Gaza 6 months after ceasefire

    • 26 February 2015
    • Press release
  3. Justine Greening: Global Law Summit

    • 26 February 2015
    • Speech
  4. £15m British boost for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

    • 23 February 2015
    • Press release
  5. UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

    • 12 February 2015
    • Press release
  6. Greening: Britain stands shoulder to shoulder with Jordan as UK pledges new support for Syria crisis

    • 8 February 2015
    • Press release
  7. New deal to help businesses bounce back from Ebola in Sierra Leone

    • 6 February 2015
    • News story
  8. Justine Greening: Education World Forum

    • 30 January 2015
    • Speech
  9. Over 70 NHS heroes fighting Ebola this Christmas

    • 22 December 2014
    • News story
  10. Greening: New UK support for child victims of Ebola

    • 16 December 2014
    • Press release