Dominic Raab

United Kingdom  Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Dominic Raab is the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State. Dominic was first appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State on 24 July 2019. He was first elected Conservative MP for Esher and Walton in May 2010. 

Mr. Raab’s previous government posts include Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Minister of State for Housing at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice; and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Human Rights) at the Ministry of Justice from 2015 to 2016. He studied law at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and for a Master’s at Cambridge, winning the Clive Parry Prize for International Law. 

Mr. Raab started his career as a business lawyer at City law firm Linklaters, working on project finance, international litigation and competition law. He also spent time on secondments at Liberty (the human rights NGO) and in Brussels advising on EU and WTO law.