Rona Fairhead and Sir Theodore Agnew Given Ministerial Roles

The Government has confirmed that there have been two Ministerial appointments today. Rona Fairhead CBE is the new Minister for the Department of International Trade and Sir Theodore Agnew DL is the new Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department for Education.

Rona Fairhead is a former Chair of the BBC Trust and Chief Executive of the Financial Times Group. Sir Theodore Agnew is the founder and chairman of the Inspiration Trust, an education provider in East Anglia.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace:

“The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Rona Fairhead CBE as an unpaid Minister of State at the Department for International Trade. This follows the recent departure from Government of Lord Price CVO.

Her Majesty has also been pleased to approve the appointment of Sir Theodore Agnew DL as an unpaid Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education on the departure from Government of Lord Nash.

Her Majesty has been pleased to signify Her intention of conferring peerages of the United Kingdom for Life on Rona Fairhead and Sir Theodore Agnew”.