Right Honourable George Osborne CH is the Editor of London’s Evening Standard, one of Britain’s biggest circulation newspapers, a post he has held since 2017.
George is also a senior adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute. He chairs the Partners Council of EXOR, the holding company for firms like Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and the Economist Magazine. He is a visiting professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches a course in decision making – and he is a fellow of the Hoover Institute. He is also an honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester and he chairs the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation he established with business and civic leaders to promote economic development in the North of England.
George served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016 – one of the longest periods anyone has held the second most senior office in the British Government. During the period George had responsibility for the UK’s economic, budget and financial policies, the country posted the strongest growth in the G7 and attracted a rising share of global business investment. Following the successful election of a Conservative Government in 2015, he also served as First Secretary of State. As a prominent campaigner for Britain to remain in the EU, George left the government in July 2016 following the outcome of the referendum.
On his appointment in May 2010, George was the youngest Chancellor since 1886. Prior to that he was elected as the youngest Conservative MP in 2001, he served as Shadow Chancellor for five years, ran David Cameron’s successful campaign to become Leader of the Conservative Party and helped negotiate the formation of Britain’s first Coalition Government since the Second World War.
In August 2016, The Right Honourable George Osborne CH was made a Companion of Honour by Her Majesty the Queen.
He has a Masters Degree from Oxford University in Modern History, and was a Dean Rusk Scholar at Davidson College, North Carolina.
George lives in London and has two teenage children.