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. RFA Argus honoured as she completes Sierra Leone deployment

    • 27 March 2015
    • News story
  2. UK support to help thousands more victims of Cyclone Pam

    • 26 March 2015
    • News story
  3. Launch of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy

    • 25 March 2015
    • Speech
  4. UK leads global crackdown on illegal wildlife trade

    • 25 March 2015
    • Press release
  5. New Board of Commissioners named for Independent Commission for Aid Impact

    • 24 March 2015
    • News story
  6. Greening: Drug resistant TB threatens to reverse decades of progress

    • 24 March 2015
    • Press release
  7. £16 million boost for agricultural innovators

    • 23 March 2015
    • Press release
  8. UK aid in 2015: The progress so far and the priorities ahead

    • 20 March 2015
    • Speech
  9. New UK funding to help build stronger and more democratic nations in the Eastern neighbourhood and Balkans

    • 20 March 2015
    • Press release
  10. UK emergency supplies for cyclone victims arrive in Vanuatu

    • 19 March 2015
    • Press release