Justine Greening MP has been unveiled as the new transport secretary, following the news that Philip Hammond is to succeed Liam Fox as defence secretary.
Justine Greening has been Conservative MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields since 2005 and became economic secretary to the treasury in May 2010 after the coalition came to power.
Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Ms Greening attended her local comprehensive school before studying economics at Southampton University. She has an MBA from the London Business School and was a finance manager at Centrica plc before becoming an MP.
Following her election Justine was appointed as a vice chairman of the Conservative Party, with responsibility for youth. As well as previously being a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, in 2007 Justine became a shadow treasury minister and in January 2009 became the shadow minister for London.
Ms Greening is also a school governor at Hotham Primary School in Putney.
Click here to read Ms Greening’s full biography on the DfT website.