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New Secretary of State
4 September 2012
Justine Greening, former Secretary of State for Transport, has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for International Development.
Ms Greening was the youngest female Conservative MP in the House of Commons from her election in 2005 until 2009.
In 2008 Justine Greening joined then Shadow International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, and 100 others to volunteer in Rwanda as part of the Conservatives’ Project Umubano, where she taught English. Ms Greening spoke about her experience in Rwanda and wider international development policy at an event hosted by Bond member VSO in March 2010.
Ben Jackson, Bond Chief Executive, has congratulated Ms Greening on her appointment to the role, saying "this is one of the best jobs in government – working to ensure the UK does all it can to bring about a world in which poverty is eradicated. We very much look forward to working with Ms Greening and her team".