Who's who in #globaldev: July appointments

Priti Patel is U.K.’s new secretary of state for international development. Photo by: Policy Exchange / CC BY

U.K. Department for International Development

Justine Greening bid goodbye to her role as U.K. secretary of state for international development early this month following a shake-up in British politics after David Cameron stepped down from his post as prime minister. Theresa May, who took over the reins from Cameron, has appointed Member of Parliament Priti Patel as the new U.K. aid chief. Patel will be leading the U.K. Department for International Development, which handles the bulk of U.K. foreign aid, during a period of uncertainty as Britain prepares its exit from the European Union.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.