Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
As the Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox has overall responsibility for trade policy across government and is also the Departmental lead on trade and investment promotion in the defence and security sector. He was appointed to this role on 13 July 2016. He was elected as the Conservative MP for North Somerset in 1992.
Liam held several ministerial roles in John Major’s Conservative government. He served as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman (1998-1999), Shadow Health Secretary (1999-2003), Conservative Party chairman (2003-05), Shadow Foreign Secretary (2005) and Shadow Defence Secretary (2005-10). In 2010, he was appointed Secretary of State for Defence, a position from which he resigned on 14 October 2011.
Liam worked as a GP before his election to Parliament and is a former Civilian Army Medical Officer and Divisional Surgeon with St John Ambulance.