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. UK sends experts to support Ecuador earthquake recovery

    • Press release
  2. UK to double donations to new appeal, Justine Greening announces on anniversary of Nepal earthquakes

    • Press release
  3. Nepal Girl Summit

    • News story
  4. UK works with Gurkhas to increase support to recovering Nepal on World Water Day

    • Press release
  5. Sport Relief 2016

    • News story
  6. Greening: UN panel ‘major step' towards closing gender gap

    • News story
  7. Justine Greening statement on 5 years of conflict in Syria

    • Press release
  8. Justine Greening calls for more women to run for office

    • News story
  9. Justine Greening: The world cannot wait for women's empowerment

    • Speech
  10. £80 million to stop violence against women and girls

    • News story