Liz Truss: 7 things to know about the UK's new Prime Minister
Past government experience
Truss has an extensive political background, going at least as far back as 2006, when she was elected one of the councillors for Greenwich, according to an official Conservatives webpage.
In 2010, she became a member of Parliament representing South West Norfolk. She has also served as an education minister, secretary of state for the environment, justice secretary, chief secretary to the Treasury, secretary of state for international trade and president of the board of trade, as well as minister for women and equalities.
In September of last year, Truss became secretary of state for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.