In the spotlight – Penny Mordaunt
Penny Mordaunt was appointed Minister of State for Department for Work and Pensions on 15 July 2016. She was elected Conservative MP for Portsmouth North in 2010. Her role includes responsibility for disability employment, including Disability Confident, Work Choice, and Access to Work, the Work and Health Programme and mental health in the workplace.
Mordaunt’s pre-political career was focused in the public and third sectors: she was previously communications director for Kensington and Chelsea Council, and was formerly a director at the Community Fund, which later merged administratively with the New Opportunities Fund to create the Big Lottery Fund.
In 2006 she became Director of Diabetes UK – the largest patient organisation in Europe.
GUAC looks forward to working with Mordaunt in her brief as DWP Minister, and we look forward to engaging with her over the coming weeks.