April 20, 2021

Baroness Anelay new Minister for OTs

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Baroness AnelayGRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay of St. Johns DBE has been named the new Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Overseas Territories.

Her responsibilities include all FCO business in the Lords; the Commonwealth (as an institution); Overseas Territories (excluding Falklands, SBAs and Gibraltar); the Caribbean; human rights; the UN, international organisations, peacekeeping and the International Criminal Court; climate change; and international energy security policy.

“I congratulate Baroness Anelay on her appointment and look forward to working with her to address areas of common interest and continue to improve the United Kingdom’s understanding of our aspirations and priorities,” said Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin.

Baroness Anelay was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in August 2014. In July 2016 she was given additional responsibility for the Department for International Development. Baroness Anelay is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

She was educated at Enfield County School and Bristol, London and Brunel Universities.

Baroness Anelay was raised to the peerage in 1996 and served as an Opposition Spokesperson for various departments until being appointed Opposition Chief Whip in 2007. She was appointed the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict in June 2015. Prior to this she was Chief Whip in the House of Lords and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms. She was made a Privy Counsellor in 2009.

Baroness Anelay was a history teacher between 1969 and 1974 and served as a magistrate between 1985 and 1997. She was also associated with the Citizens Advice Bureau in Woking from 1976 to 2010, including periods as a voluntary adviser, Chairman of the Management Committee and President of the CAB.
Baroness Anelay has been married to Richard Anelay QC since 1970.

She replaces James Duddridge under the leadership of new UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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