Justine is passionate about social mobility and levelling up Britain having put it at the heart of the Department for Education’s strategy during her time as Secretary of State, Justine is the founder of the Social Mobility Pledge.
Her work can best be described as helping organisations deliver on their purpose when it comes to both people and planet. That’s why she plays a role in driving forward the wider agenda with Fit For Purpose, the essential magazine, podcast, videos and events for purpose-led leaders and organisations. The Levelling Up Goals are the first major piece of work from the Coalition made up of the UK’s leading purpose-led policymakers, business leaders and university vice-chancellors.
Justine previously spent 14 years as Member of Parliament for Putney, Roehampton & Southfields including over 6 years in the UK Cabinet under two Prime Ministers, serving as Secretary of State for Education, International Development and Transport, and previously Economic Secretary to the Treasury. Prior to that she spent 15 years in business and industry as a finance professional.