Andrew Mitchell was Secretary of State for International Development in the British Government from May 2010 until he became Government Chief Whip in September 2012. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 2010.
Prior to joining the cabinet in 2010, he also held numerous junior positions in Government (1992-1997) and in opposition (2003-2010). He has been the Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield since 2001.
He was a member of the National Security Council in Britain and a Governor of the World Bank between 2010 and 2012.
Andrew is a Senior Adviser to Investec (since 2013) and Ernst & Young (since 2016). In 2017 he was appointed as a Senior Adviser to the African Development Bank (AfDB). Previously he served in the Army (Royal Tank Regiment) as a UN Peacekeeper before joining the international Investment Bank, Lazard where he worked on and off for 30 years. He was a Director of Lazard Asia and Lazard India as well as of Lazard London.
He is a fellow at Cambridge University; a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and at the School of International Studies of Peking University; and an Honorary Professor in School of Social Sciences for the University of Birmingham.
Andrew was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge University, where he was elected as President of the Cambridge Union.