David Cameron has made a surprising return to politics by becoming foreign secretary, seven years after he resigned as prime minister.
Mr Cameron, who stepped down from the top job in 2016 after the European Union referendum, is not a member of Parliament these days but has been made a Tory peer in order to attend Cabinet meetings.
It caps a remarkable return for Mr Cameron, who was most recently in the public eye for lobbying the government on behalf of Greensill Capital.
Here is a look at all the positions he has held.
2001: MP for Witney
The then-Tory hotshot took the winnable Oxfordshire seat of Witney aged 34 having worked for the party for the previous decade. He joined a close group of friends that included George Osborne who would meet and discuss the party’s future.
He joined the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee but left the role in 2003 as the party transitioned from Iain Duncan Smith’s leadership to Michael Howard.
2005: Leader of the Conservative Party/Leader of the Opposition
Cameron put himself forward to lead the party after Howard resigned following the Tories’ defeat to Labour in the 2005 election.
After a three-month campaign, he triumphed over candidates far more experienced and won the final vote against David Davis.
He was noted for paying close attention to his media image but also for looking to transform the Conservatives into a more modern-looking party.
2010: Prime minister
Under Cameron, the Conservative Party won the 2010 election - although entered government in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. He appoints Osborne as his chancellor.
His first term was noted for introducing austerity measures, legalising gay marriage, raising tuition fees, and winning two referendums: over Scottish independence and an alternative voting reform.
In 2015, Cameron won a majority for the Conservative Party with a key manifesto pledge that he would hold a further referendum on the British membership of the European Union.
Cameron, in 2016, campaigned to remain but saw a Boris Johnson-led leave campaign win and he resigned as prime minister the next day. He stayed on as MP for Witney until September 2016.
2016-2023: Various positions
After politics, Cameron bought a much-reported £25,000 garden shed to write his memoir For The Record, which was published in 2019.
He additionally held consultant and chairman positions at organisations including: Consultant for Illumina Inc; Vice-chair, UK China Fund; Director, ONE; Consultant for First Data Corp; Member of Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman, LSE-Oxford Commission on Growth in Fragile States; Registered member of Washington Speakers Bureau; Chairman of advisory board, Afiniti.
2018: Advisor to Greensill Capital
During this time, Cameron used his connections to lobby the government and sent texts to Rishi Sunak, who was then chancellor. Both he and the government denied cronyism, and the lobbying watchdog cleared Mr Cameron of wrongdoing in 2021.
2023: Foreign Secretary, Tory peer
It was announced on Monday that Cameron is back having accepted a House of Lords of peerage to be able to attend Cabinet meetings.
Cameron tweeted: “We are facing a daunting set of international challenges, including the war in Ukraine and the crisis in the Middle East. At this time of profound global change, it has rarely been more important for this country to stand by our allies, strengthen our partnerships and make sure our voice is heard.
“While I have been out of front-line politics for the last seven years, I hope that my experience – as Conservative Leader for eleven years and Prime Minister for six – will assist me in helping the Prime Minister to meet these vital challenges.”