Jonathan Hill CBE is the Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for Schools, Department for Education.

He has just been made a Peer, and is titled Lord Hill of Oareford. Lord Hill will be guiding the Academies Bill through the Lords which had its First Reading this week. The Bills Second reading is scheduled for 7 June.

Born in 1960, he was educated at Highgate School and Trinity College, Cambridge where he read History.  He joined  the Conservative  Research Department 1985-86.He became  special adviser to Rt Hon Ken Clarke at the Department of Employment, Trade and Industry and then at the Department of Health, before joining Lowe Bell Communications 1989-91, (Sir Tim Bell was a key adviser to Margaret Thatcher).  He then joined the No 10 Policy Unit ,1991-92, and became  political secretary  to the John Major when he was Prime Minister and head of his political office  1992 -94. He ran John Majors Election campaign in 1992.  He was a senior adviser to Bell Pottinger Communications 1994-96. He then founded in 1998 Quiller Communications, a strategic communications consultancy.  He is on the Advisory Board of the centre right Reform think tank and a Governor of Highgate School .He has been a Trustee of the National Literacy Trust and is a Governor of Hanford School in Dorset.


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