CFID Congratulates new DFID Minister of State - Dr Andrew Murrison

Dr Andrew Murrison MP has been appointed as joint Minister of State at DFID and Minister of State for the Middle East at the FCO. His DFID role includes covering the Middle East and North Africa, Conflict, humanitarian, and security (CHASE) and work on Human Development (Global Health Security, WATSAN, NTDs), Global Funds Department and the Cross Government Fund (CSSF)

Before politics's, Andrew Murrison served for 18 years as a medical officer in the Royal Navy, leaving in October 2000 as a surgeon commander. In 2003 he was recalled to serve in Iraq.

Andrew was elected MP for Westbury in June 2001 and for south west Wiltshire in May 2010. He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office from July 2014 to March 2015. He is also the Prime Minister’s special representative for the Centenary Commemoration of the First World War.

Prior to his NI role in 2010 he served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Health and was asked by the Prime Minister to review and make recommendations on health care for members of the services community. Following that he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence and Minister for International Security Strategy from September 2012 until 2014.

Conservative Friends of International Development (CFID) congratulate Andrew on his new role and look forward to working with him in the future.

Prime Minister Theresa May appointed the Andrew Murrison as Joint Minister of State for DFID and FCO on 9th May 2019.