Douglas McNeill

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Douglas McNeill is a special adviser on economic affairs to Theresa May in Number 10, appointed in December 2016. [1] His appointment led to speculation of a rift between the prime minister and the chancellor. In this role, he has an annual salary of £93,450. [2]

McNeill was formerly a special adviser to George Osborne in the treasury, prior to which he worked in the Conservative Research Department. [3]

He has a ten year career working as a financial analyst in several City banks.


  1. Jason Groves, PM hires an economic adviser (but hasn't she got a Chancellor for that?): Theresa May fuels speculation of a rift with Philip Hammond after quietly appointing a city analyst to Downing Street], The Daily Mail, 3 December 2016, accessed 12 January 2017.
  2. List of special advisers in post as at 21st December 2016,, accessed 12 January.
  3. Christopher Hope, Theresa May's new economic adviser supported tax increases to pay down deficit, The Telegraph, 10 December 2016, accessed 12 January 2017.