Secretary of State for International Development

The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP


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.


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.


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


  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


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  1. Justine Greening: One year on from Ebola reaching Sierra Leone

    • 25 May 2015
    • News story
  2. Prime Minister announces support for Eastern European reforms

    • 22 May 2015
    • News story
  3. Nepal earthquake: UK aid response

    • 20 May 2015
    • News story
  4. DFID welcomes new ministerial team

    • 13 May 2015
    • Press release
  5. Justine Greening re-appointed International Development Secretary

    • 11 May 2015
    • News story
  6. British aid provides shelter for over 65,000 Nepalese people

    • 6 May 2015
    • Press release
  7. UK boosts international aid effort in Nepal

    • 3 May 2015
    • Press release
  8. Britons rescued from Nepal monastery

    • 3 May 2015
    • News story
  9. More vital UK aid reaches Nepal

    • 2 May 2015
    • Press release
  10. Fast-tracked funding released for charities on the ground in Nepal

    • 1 May 2015
    • Press release