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, 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


  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. Department for International Development’s settlement at the Spending Review 2015

    • Press release
  2. Development spending will meet UK’s promises to world’s poor while serving national interest

    • News story
  3. Chancellor George Osborne and Bill Gates to join forces to end malaria

    • News story
  4. "If we act now and together – then we can build a better, more prosperous, more secure planet for us all."

    • Speech
  5. "My message to the Council today is that for Syria, for its people, for us all - time is now running out"

    • Speech
  6. The end of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    • News story
  7. New funds to help tackle causes of migration

    • News story
  8. Extra UK help for refugees arriving in Western Balkans

    • News story
  9. UK and China join together to tackle extreme poverty

    • News story
  10. Justine Greening: UK aid - why it's the right thing and smart thing to do for Britain

    • Speech