Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom Editor of the London Evening Standard
Senior Advisor, BlackRock Investment Institute
From 2010 to 2016, George Osborne served as the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer and was a strong supporter of Britain’s continued membership of the EU. During his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer, the fortunes of the British economy improved dramatically. When he left office, the corporate tax rate was at a record low and the employment rate was at an all-time high. He introduced major reforms, such as the start of a new “golden era” in relations with China and a revision of the UK pension and welfare system. In 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appointed him Companion of Honour.