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. Changing world, changing aid: Where international development needs to go next

    • 3 July 2015
    • Speech
  2. New programmes to strengthen vulnerable states in Africa and more support for Syria crisis

    • 2 July 2015
    • Press release
  3. UK boosts support to Nepal’s reconstruction and recovery effort

    • 25 June 2015
    • News story
  4. World Refugee Day 2015: Statement from Justine Greening

    • 19 June 2015
    • News story
  5. Justine Greening: Food crisis in Yemen could kill millions

    • 19 June 2015
    • Press release
  6. Justine Greening statement in response to UNHCR Global Trends report

    • 18 June 2015
    • News story
  7. South Sudan: UK humanitarian support

    • 16 June 2015
    • News story
  8. Justine Greening: Education speech at Mulberry School for Girls

    • 16 June 2015
    • Speech
  9. UK and US join forces to support girls’ education in poor countries

    • 16 June 2015
    • News story
  10. UK and US join forces to boost natural disaster warning systems

    • 9 June 2015
    • Press release