Lord (Jonathan) Hill CBE PC

Lord (Jonathan) Hill CBE PC

Former European Commissioner

Synopsis

After serving as Leader of the House and Leader of the Conservative Party in the Lords, Jonathan went to Brussels as Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. He resigned after the UK vote to leave the EU. Having been responsible for finance and banking within the EU covering regulation, economic growth, markets and transparency, he offers insight into the workings of the Union, the economy, and negotiations.

Biography

Jonathan Hill was the European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. Before his European role he was a senior Conservative member of the House of Lords, serving as both Leader of the House and Leader of the Conservative Party in the upper chamber.

Dividing his career between parliament and lobbying, Jonathan advised Kenneth Clarke during his time at the Departments of Employment, of Health, and of Trade and Industry. He was also Political Secretary to John Major during his time as Prime Minister and headed his political office during the Maastricht negotiations.

Upon joining the Lords Jonathan joined the Department for Education in the Cameron government. Amongst other areas he was responsible for implementing the Academies and Free Schools reforms. He was then appointed Leader of the House of Lords as well as the leader of his party and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Jonathan was David Cameron’s choice as the UK’s European Commissioner. The Commission charged him with responsibly for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, a newly created, powerful department. Overseeing a wide range of aspects of finance and banking within the EU covering regulation, economic growth, markets and transparency, the post put Jonathan in one of the key roles in the European administration.

Two years after Jonathan joined the Commission, the UK voted to leave the European Union. His time in office saw him play a key part of bringing stability to a European economy still reeling from the financial and banking crisis, Jonathan resigned.

As the UK prepares to leave Europe, and with uncertainty amongst all parties, Jonathan offers a rare insight into both the EU, European negotiations, finance and economy.

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