Mark Garnier MP in 2016 was appointed Minister for Investment for the Department of International Trade. On leaving government he took up the position as vice chair of the International Trade Select Committee. He is also vice chair of the All Party Space Group.
In 2016 Mark was appointed Minister for Investment at the newly formed Department for International Trade.
On leaving government in 2018, Mark took up new positions in Parliament and now serves as vice chair of the International Trade Select Committee, chairs the Committee for Arms Export Control, and chairs the All Party Group for the Association of South East Asian Nations, and the All Party Corporate Governance Group. He is also the vice chair of the All Party China Group, and the All Party Space Group. He has also been re-appointed at the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Thailand, Myanmar and Brunei
Outside Parliament, Mark has a number of other interests. He is the chair of the advisory board for both the Space Energy Initiative, and the Shetland Space Centre, is an advisory board member of Laser Light Communications and is a non-executive director of the Satellite Finance Network.