Greg entered the Shadow Cabinet in October 2008, having previously been Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering.
Born in Middlesbrough in 1967, Greg attended the local St Peter's Comprehensive, South Bank. He went on to study Economics at Cambridge University and was awarded his PhD at the London School of Economics.
Before entering politics, Greg worked for the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's top business strategy firms, and was posted to the USA, Mexico, South America and Iceland, as well as working for clients in the UK.
Greg was Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry - the Rt Hon Ian Lang MP - from 1996 until the General Election in 1997. Subsequently, he was appointed the BBC's Controller, Commercial Policy.
Before becoming an MP, Greg was Director of Policy for the Conservative Party from March 2001 for three successive Leaders - William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Howard - before being elected to Parliament in 2005.
Financial Secretary, September 2012 -
MP for Tunbridge Wells, May 2005-September 2012
Member of Public Accounts Committee, 2005-2006
Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering, 2006-2008
Shadow Minister for Teesside, 2006 - May 2010
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, 2008 - May 2010
Minister for Communities & Local Government, May 2010 -