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The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

Secretary of State for Education


Justine Greening SEMBA2000 has been MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in the UK since 2005. Following the May 2010 general election, she was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury within the coalition government and became Secretary of State for Transport in October 2011.


As Secretary of State for International Development, between December 2012 and July 2016, Greening led the UK's response to crises such as Ebola in Sierra Leone and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. She held the first ever Girl Summit in London in 2014, an initiative where young people work to help combat female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage.


Greening was appointed Secretary of State for Education in Theresa May’s new Cabinet in July 2016.


Before entering parliament, she trained as an accountant, working for companies including PwC, GlaxoSmithKline and Centrica.


She completed the following programme: