UK appoints new Energy Minister

Andrea Leadsom is now the Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The MP for South Northamptonshire was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron as […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

Andrea Leadsom is now the Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The MP for South Northamptonshire was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron as he has been announcing the final roles in the cabinet following an unexpected election win last week.

Mrs Leadsom served on the Treasury Select Committee from 2010 and worked as Economic Secretary to the Treasury since April last year.

She replaces Matt Hancock who has been given a new role as Minister of State at the Cabinet Office and joins newly appointed Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd.

Mrs Leadsom has worked in the banking and finance industry for 25 years, most recently as Head of Corporate Governance and Senior Investment Officer at Invesco Perpetual, one of the UK’s largest retail fund managers.