Mark Field

Member at United Kingdom House of Commons

Mark Field

Mark Field

Member at United Kingdom House of Commons

Biography

Mark Field MP is currently suspended as a Minister.

Mark Field was appointed Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 13 June 2017. Mark also took interim responsibilities for the Middle East and North Africa from March until May 2019. He was first elected as the Conservative MP for the Cities of London and Westminster in 2001.

Education

Mark was educated at Reading School (a direct grant grammar school), St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and the College of Law, Chester.

Political career

Mark served on the Intelligence and Security Committee from September 2010 until March 2015. He was made a Privy Counsellor in March 2015 in recognition of his service on this demanding, sensitive parliamentary committee.

Throughout the 2015 to 2017 Parliament he served as the Vice Chairman (International Affairs) of the Conservative Party, a role which included extensive diplomatic contact and work alongside senior figures in sister parties across the world.

He has led parliamentary delegations to China, Japan, India, Bangladesh and the United States and has also visited many Middle Eastern states and European countries.

Previously he served on the frontbench between 2003 and 2006 as an Opposition Whip, Shadow Minister for London, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Culture Minister.

Career outside politics

Mark trained as a solicitor with City law firm, Richards Butler and then joined Freshfields where he spent two years as a corporate lawyer.

After working with a specialist legal recruiter, he set up Kellyfield Consulting in November 1994. Following his election to Parliament he divested himself of his interest in this company to a consortium of investors led by his former business partner.

His first book ‘Between the Crashes’, a collection of his contemporary writings and speeches on the economic crisis since 2008, was published in 2013. It was followed up in 2016 by ‘The Best of Times’, an assessment of British politics, economics and foreign affairs between 2013 and 2015.

Personal life

Mark and his wife Victoria have 2 children. His interests include cricket, football, London local history and urban walking.

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United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

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Birthday

10/1964

Age

55

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Mark Field
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Education

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Career History
Member
2001 - Current
Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific
2017 - 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide. It was created in 1968 by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office. The head of the FCO is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly abbreviated to "Foreign Secretary" (currently Boris Johnson). This position is regarded as one of the four most prestigious appointments in the Cabinet, alongside those of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary. Together with the Prime Minister, these are the Great Offices of State. The FCO is managed from day-to-day by a civil servant, the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, who also acts as the Head of the Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service. This position is held by Sir Simon McDonald, who took office on 1 September 2015. Safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict. Building the UK’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth. Supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services.

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