LONDON (AFP) - Boris Johnson began unveiling his top team on Wednesday (July 24), fresh from being confirmed as Britain's new prime minister.
Here are the appointments to his Cabinet so far:
FINANCE MINISTER: SAJID JAVID
Formerly the interior minister under Theresa May, 49-year-old Javid takes over at the British treasury from Philip Hammond, who has held the job since 2016.
A former City of London banker born into a working class Muslim family, he is considered a rising star within the Conservative party. He ran against Johnson in the leadership contest but supported him once eliminated.
FOREIGN SECRETARY: DOMINIC RAAB
Ardent eurosceptic Raab, 45, is a former Brexit secretary who last year resigned from that role in opposition to the divorce deal struck with Brussels.
Another initial contender to replace May, Raab will also now serve as first secretary of state, which means he will be deputising for Johnson when he is away.
INTERIOR MINISTER: PRITI PATEL
An arch-Brexiteer who served as international development minister from 2016 to 2017, she was fired for having secret meetings with the Israeli government.
Patel, 47, did not return to the Cabinet under May and was a trenchant critic of her EU divorce deal, voting against it all three times in parliament and thereby helping to end her tenure as Tory leader.
MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO: MICHAEL GOVE
Gove, 51, fronted the victorious 2016 Brexit referendum campaign alongside Johnson, but then backstabbed him during the ensuing Conservative leadership battle by declaring he was unfit to lead and standing himself.
He has served as environment secretary for three years, and again challenged for the leadership last month, failing to make the final round.
Officially appointed by Johnson as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, he will reportedly be close to the Brexit negotiations, with responsibility for preparations for a no-deal departure.
EDUCATION SECRETARY: GAVIN WILLIAMSON
Williamson returns to government just months after he was fired as defence secretary for allegedly leaking sensitive information to the media about Chinese telecom giant Huawei's possible role in 5G technology in Britain.
Conservative chief whip in May's early days as leader, the 43-year-old was an early backer of Johnson during the recent campaign.
DEFENCE MINISTER: BEN WALLACE
Elevated after serving as security minister since 2016, Wallace will be aided in his new role by having previously served in the military as a former officer with the Scots Guards.
International Development Secretary: Alok Sharma
International Trade: Elizabeth Truss
Brexit Secretary: Stephen Barclay
Health Secretary: Matt Hancock
Environment Secretary: Theresa Villiers
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary: Nicky Morgan
Business Secretary: Andrea Leadsom
Work and Pensions Secretary: Amber Rudd
Housing and Communities Secretary: Robert Jenrick
Justice Secretary: Robert Buckland