Nusrat Ghani Construction Minister – what we know


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed the appointment of Nusrat Ghani as Construction Minister. 

Nusrat Ghani
by Rory ButlerNovember 22, 2022

Ghani was appointed Minister of State at the department by former Prime Minister, Liz Truss, in September. 

The Conservative MP for Wealden, East Sussex takes over from Jackie Doyle-Price, who left after two months in post. 

Ghani is the fourth Minster in the role this year. 

She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT) from January 2018 to February 2020. 

She sat on the BEIS Select Committee between 2020 to 2022. 


  • First woman in her family to be formally educated 
  • Attended state comprehensive school   
  • BA Government and Politics, Birmingham City University 
  • MA International Relations, Leeds University 

Ministerial responsibilities 

  • Advanced manufacturing (including aerospace, Made Smarter, defence) 
  • Automotive (including Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) 
  • Infrastructure and materials (including steel, energy intensive industries, chemicals, construction) 
  • Life sciences (including vaccine production) 
  • Professional and business services 
  • Maritime and shipbuilding 
  • Critical minerals and mineral supply chains 
  • Industrial decarbonisation 
  • Economic shocks 
  • Supply chains 
  • Levelling up and regional growth 
  • Investment pipeline and opportunities 
  • Investment Security Unit 
  • Skills 
  • Retained EU law and Brexit opportunities 
  • Regulation 

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