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Lord Green

Minister of State for Trade and Investment


  • Development and implementation of cross-Government strategy for trade and inward investment
  • Responsibility for UK Trade & Investment, UK Export Finance (Export Credits Guarantee Department) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Prosperity Directorate 
  • Spokesman for the Government on trade and investment issues in the House of Lords
  • Chair of Economic Affairs (Trade and Investment)
  • Chair of the Council of Business Ambassadors
  • Member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group 
  • Coordination of European business
  • Multilateral trade policy
  • Single market and implementation

Accountable to the Business Secretary and Foreign Secretary.


Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint is Minister of State for Trade and Investment. He is taking up his appointment after a 28-year career with HSBC which culminated in his appointment as Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings in 2006.

He has been Chairman of the British Bankers' Association and Chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Council for Britain. He has also served as a trustee of The British Museum and an honorary trustee of Peking University.