Secretary of State for International Development

The Rt Hon Justine Greening

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 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. Nepal earthquake: UK aid response

    • 3 May 2015
    • News story
  2. UK boosts international aid effort in Nepal

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

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

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

    • 1 May 2015
    • Press release
  6. UK government deploys Chinook helicopters to Nepal

    • 30 April 2015
    • Press release
  7. Vital aid reaches Nepal with arrival of RAF C-17 aircraft

    • 30 April 2015
    • Press release
  8. Gurkha engineers preparing for deployment to Nepal

    • 27 April 2015
    • Press release
  9. British search and rescue responders and medics deployed to Nepal

    • 26 April 2015
    • Press release
  10. UK humanitarian aid released for Nepal earthquake victims

    • 26 April 2015
    • Press release