Mark Harper was appointed Secretary of State for Transport on 25 October 2022.
Mark was elected as an MP in May 2005. In December 2005, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Defence and in July 2007 he became Shadow Minister for Disabled People. Following the formation of the coalition government in 2010, Mark was appointed Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform. He was appointed Minister for Immigration in September 2012.
Mark qualified as a chartered accountant with the professional services network, KPMG, in 1995. Until 2002 he worked for Intel Corporation in a variety of fields, including finance, business operations and marketing, before establishing his own chartered accountancy business in the Forest of Dean.
Mark was educated at Headlands school, Swindon, and Swindon College, before studying philosophy, politics and economics at Brasenose College, Oxford.