Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd, Strategic Adviser

Ms. Rudd was appointed Home Secretary in 2016 and held this office until 2018. Prior to her appointment as Home Secretary, Ms. Rudd served as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (2015 – 2016), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (2014 – 2015), Assistant Chief Whip (2013) and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (2012 – 2013). Following her election as the Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye in the 2010 general election, Ms. Rudd was elected to serve as a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

After stepping down as Home Secretary in 2018, Ms. Rudd was appointed the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and served as the Minister for Women and Equalities, roles which she occupied until resigning from the cabinet in 2019.

Since standing down as a Member of Parliament in 2019, Ms. Rudd has been active in the following areas: energy transition, cyber security and women's empowerment. She holds a number of advisory roles in the public and private sector in these areas.

Ms. Rudd graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in History. Prior to her election as a Member of Parliament, Ms. Rudd worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and established a recruitment business.

Amber Rudd is a former British politician who has served in Cabinet for three different Prime Ministers in three different roles from 2015 to 2019. Before that she worked in business; first in banking, then in headhunting.