in Defence

Penny Mordaunt appointed Defence Secretary

Posted 2 May 2019 · Add Comment

Penny Mordaunt was appointed Secretary of State for Defence yesterday, becoming the first woman to hold the position of UK Defence Secretary.


Courtesy Shutterstock

She is Minister for Women and Equalities, having been appointed to that role on 30th April 2018.

She was previously Secretary of State for International Development from November 2017 to May 2019 and was Minister of State for Department for Work and Pensions from 15th July 2016 to 9th November 2017.

Elected Conservative MP for Portsmouth North in 2010, in autumn 2013 she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP and she served as Minister of State for the Armed Forces from May 2015 until July 2016, whilst as a Royal Navy reservist, she has worked alongside British military personnel.


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Thormac partner with Sekisui on resin trial

Thormac has partnered with Sekisui SPI on trialling a new resin suitable for use on aircraft interiors.

Airbus forecasts over 39,000 new aircraft required in next 20 years

According to Airbus, the world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s nearly 23,000 to almost 48,000 by 2038 with traffic growing at 4.3% annually, also resulting in a need for 550,000 new pilots

More passenger growth for Cardiff Airport

The national airport for Wales has rounded off its busiest month of summer travel, with over 216,000 passengers having jetted off in August.

Wizz Air launches flights to Krakow and Poznan from Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is delighted to have launched two new routes with Wizz Air this week, welcoming back the popular Poznan route and introducing a new route to Krakow.

Zaun looks to fence in Commonwealth Games opportunity

London 2012 Olympics fencer Zaun Ltd is developing its patented protective fencing systems to avail itself of the opportunities being afforded by the 2022 Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in three years.

Stansted Airport College plans UK’s first aviation education and skills campus

Stansted Airport College – the first purpose built further education college at a UK airport – has marked the start of the new school year by unveiling ambitious plans for the future of the facility.

ODU 0201311219
See us at
FIL20BT010819260720SMI GMS BT1906071119SMI FAV BT1006141119SMI ActiveP BT1206121119DSEI JP BT1605201119ADSS1000DBT1706171019VIDSE BT1605060320