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Greg Clark appointed as new promotion secretary – FE News


Michael Gove has been sacked as Secretary of State for Promotion after he called for the Prime Minister to resign. Greg Clark has since replaced Gove as advancement secretary.

Who is Greg Clark?

Greg Clark, Level Up Secretary

Greg lives in Tunbridge Wells with his family. Born in Middlesbrough, Greg Clark attended St Peter’s Local School, South Bank. He went on to study economics at Cambridge University and received a PhD from the London School of Economics.

Before being elected to Parliament in 2005, Greg worked for the Boston Consulting Group and Head of Commercial Policy at the BBC, and was the Conservative Party’s Policy Director.

Greg has served as a government minister for nine consecutive years, five years in the Cabinet, including most recently as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

What else is going on?

Michelle Donelan was appointed Education Minister on 5 July, while former Education Minister Nadhim Zahavi was appointed Chancellor. Nadhim Zahavi succeeded Rishi Sunak, who had earlier resigned as chancellor.

But now Donnellan has joined the rest of the 50+ retired ministers! Since her resignation, James Cleverley is now appointed Education Secretary.

Human Resources Minister Alex Burghardt has resigned from his post in the position of Minister for Skills. In a tweet, he said: “It is with great regret that I am stepping down as a Minister at the Department of Education today – I am very grateful to the Prime Minister for giving me the opportunity to serve.”

Read about why the reshuffle happened here.

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