Currently serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, George Osborne first gained a seat in Parliament in 2001. A representative of Tatton, Cheshire, and member of the Conservative Party, he accepted appointment to this cabinet position in 2010. Osborne studied modern history at Oxford University before launching his career in politics. Initially, he served as Special Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Political Secretary to the leader of the opposition; and Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet. After his election to Parliament, Osborne went on to shadow several positions, including the economic secretary, chief secretary to the Treasury, and chancellor of the Exchequer. In his current position, he holds responsibility for all government spending, oversees the country’s financial policies, and presents the United Kingdom’s budget before the House of Commons every year.
About the Author
A graduate of the North East London University, Cecilia Ibru has devoted her career to the financial services sector. Ms. Ibru spent several years at Oceanic Bank International Plc (now Ecobank Nigeria), ultimately attaining a position as Managing Director.