|Economic Secretary to the Treasury|
11 May 2015
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Andrea Leadsom|
|Member of Parliament
for West Worcestershire
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Michael Spicer|
|Born||Harriett Mary Morison Eggleston
2 May 1960
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
|Alma mater||Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Born as Harriett Mary Morison Eggleston in Watford, Hertfordshire, the daughter of a teacher. Her childhood was spent in Cyprus and in the village of Felsted in Essex. She was educated at the Friends' School, Saffron Walden, Marlborough College in Wiltshire, and read Modern Languages (French and Russian) at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She earned an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.
She joined the investment bank JP Morgan Chase in 1986, becoming managing director and Head of Currency Management at their London office in 1998. She left the bank in 2008, after more than two decades with the bank. She served as vice chair of Social Investment Business between 2008 and 2012.
Following the retirement of Michael Spicer at the 2010 general election, she was selected to contest the Conservative seat of West Worcestershire. She was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee until she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Employment in the Department of Work and Pensions in 2012.
She has served both as vice-chair on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Occupational Pensions and vice-chair and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Russia, leaving both APPGs in 2014. She has also represented the UK on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Harriett was appointed to become the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Russia before joining the Government in February 2014 as Assistant Government Whip. In the Government reshuffle of July 2014, she was promoted to the role of Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury.
Under the 2015 re-election of David Cameron's Conservative Government, she was promoted to Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister).
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- They walked the walk in finance, now they’re running for Parliament, Laura Dixon, Peter Stiff and Toby Miller, The Times, 12 January 2010
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Michael Spicer
|Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire