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Ministerial Team at DfID

Secretary of State for International Development - Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

alignleft Penny Mordaunt was appointed Secretary of State for International Development on 9 November 2017. She previously served as the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work. Prior to that she served as Minister for Armed Forces and was the first female member of parliament to hold the position. Penny worked as an aid worker in post-revolutionary Romania before and during university.
She was elected Conservative MP for Portsmouth North in 2010.

As Secretary of State Penny leads the DFID ministerial team, sets the overall strategy and direction of the department, and has final authority over all DFID business.

Minister of State for International Development, Harriett Baldwin MP

alignleft Harriett Baldwin was appointed as a joint Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on 9 January 2018. She was elected as the MP for West Worcestershire in May 2010, where she has lived since 2006. Her responsibilities are to be confirmed, Rory Stewart OBE MP previously covered:

  • Africa (covering FCO and DFID policy)
  • Innovation and research
  • Ukraine
  • Climate and environment
  • Corporate Performance Group
Minister of State for International Development (DFID) & Minister of State for the Middle East (FCO) - Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP

alignleft Alistair Burt was appointed Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office on 13 June 2017. His responsibilities include:

  • Middle East and North Africa (covering FCO and DFID policy)
  • Asia
  • Conflict, Humanitarian, and Security
  • Human Development, including Children, Education and Youth
  • Global Funds Department
  • Cross Government Funds (CSSF, Prosperity, Empowerment)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development - The Rt Hon Lord Bates

alignleft Lord Bates was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for International Development on 14 October 2016.His responsibilities include:

  • Caribbean
  • Overseas Territories
  • Europe
  • United Nations and Commonwealth
  • Global Partnerships and Emerging Powers
  • Education and Youth
  • Inclusive Societies: disability; ageing; faith; LGBT; VAWG.
  • Supporting Secretary of State on Economic Development, International Finance Institutions, and International Trade