Philip Anthony Hammond - Secretary of State (July 15, 2014 - Present).
A member of the ruling Conservative Party, Philip Anthony Hammond is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He is a Member of Parliament from Weybridge and Runnymede.
He first entered the UK Parliament in 1997, became a Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2005 and was promoted as a Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2007. In 2010, Hammond became Secretary of State for Transport and was appointed Secretary of State for Defence in 2001. As Defence Secretary, he also became a member of the National Security Council (NSC). Since July 2014, he has been Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. In 2015, Hammond introduced the European Union Referendum Bill 2015-16 in the British Parliament.
Before joining the House of Commons in 1997, he was the chairman of the Lewisham East Conservative Association and also contested a parliamentary by-election, which was held in Newham North East in 1994. He has been a member of the Executive Council and remained a member of the Greater London Area from 1989 to 1996.