Cabinet reshuffle

Reshuffle: Baroness Barran is new academies minister

Former DCMS minister replaces Baroness Berridge

Former DCMS minister replaces Baroness Berridge



Baroness Diana Barran has been appointed as the new academies minister in Boris Johnson’s reshuffle.

She replaces Conservative peer Baroness Berridge who left her role yesterday in the prime minister’s cabinet reshuffle.

Barran tweeted yesterday that it was a “great honour” to be appointed to the Department for Education’s ministerial team and that she was “excited to get to work”.

Barran joins from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport where she was the minister for civil society, youth and loneliness.

She was educated at Benenden School, an independent school in Kent and King’s College, Cambridge.

Barran founded domestic abuse awareness charity SaveLives in 2005 where she was CEO until 2017. She is also a former trustee for Comic Relief.

Her appointment completes the new ministerial team at the DfE. It marks a huge clear out of the old guard, with all but universities minister Michelle Donelan moved on.



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