Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP
Secretary of State for Education, UK
Damian Hinds was appointed Secretary of State for Education on 8 January 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for East Hampshire in May 2010. With a degree in politics, philosophy and economics, shortly after entering Parliament, Damian was elected to the Education Select Committee and served until October 2012. Previously he chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility and served as Assistant Government Whip from July 2014 until March 2015, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from May 2015 until July 2016 and as Minister of State for the Department of Work and Pensions from July 2016 to January 2018. Prior to entering politics, Damian spent 18 years working in the pubs, brewing and hotel industries in Britain and abroad.