Elizabeth Mary "Liz" Truss - British Foreign Secretary. British Conservative politician, Minister for Foreign Trade (2019-2021), mMinister of Environment, Food and Agriculture in the first and second cabinets of David Cameron (2014-2016), Minister of Justice and the first ever female Lord Chancellor in the first cabinet of Theresa May (2016-2017).
Place of Birth. Education. Elizabeth Truss spent her childhood years in Leeds, Yorkshire. She studied at the public school in Leeds (Roundhay School), then studied philosophy, politics and economics at Merton College, Oxford University, where she headed the branch of the Liberal Democratic Party.
Career. After graduating in finance, she worked for international companies Shell and Cable & Wireless.
In 2008, she was appointed deputy director of the Reform think tank, which developed plans to attract private business to the field of public services.
Political career. In 1996, she joined the Conservative Party, in 1998-2000 she headed the Conservative Association of the Lewisham Deptford constituency in London. In 2001, she made an unsuccessful attempt to be elected to the House of Commons in the district of Hemsworth (the ceremonial county of West Yorkshire), in 2005 she repeated an attempt in the same county, but in the district of Calder Valley (and again unsuccessfully). Finally, the parliamentary elections on May 6, 2010 brought her success in the North West Norfolk (Norfolk County) constituency.
In September 2012, Prime Minister David Cameron made 50 new appointments in his first cabinet at once, and Elizabeth Truss became the then Parliamentary Assistant Secretary for Education.
On July 15, 2014, Cameron made a new series of cabinet moves, with one of the new appointments being the promotion of Elizabeth Truss to the position of Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
On May 7, 2015, regular parliamentary elections were held, as a result of which Truss received 50.9% of the vote in the former constituency and retained the parliamentary mandate.
On May 11, 2015, David Cameron formed his second Cabinet, retaining Elizabeth Truss's chair as Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
On July 14, 2016, she was appointed Attorney General and Lord Chancellor in Theresa May's first cabinet.
In April 2017, the Cabinet demanded that Theresa May relieve Elizabeth Truss of her duties as Lord Chancellor and separate that position from that of Attorney General.
On June 11, 2017, she was appointed Chief Secretary of the Treasury in Theresa May's second cabinet.
On July 24, 2019, during the formation of Boris Johnson's cabinet, she was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and Chairman of the UK Trade Council.
On September 10, 2019, following the resignation of Amber Rudd, Truss was appointed Minister for Women and Equality in addition to her previous positions.
On September 15, 2023, she was appointed British Foreign Secretary during a series of personnel moves in the second Johnson government.
He has authored and co-authored a number of articles and books, including After the Coalition (2011) and Britannia Unchained (2012).
Family. Elizabeth Truss married CFO Hugh O'Leary in 2000 and the couple have two children.