Thea Rogers

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Thea Rogers was hired as one of the Chancellor George Osborne's special advisers in 2012. The move followed the departure of his long-serving aide Poppy Mitchell-Rose. [1]

Osborne hired Rogers, a former producer for BBC political editor Nick Robinson, to 'manage' and 'improve his image'. [2] She is credited – how justly cannot be said – 'with changing the Chancellor’s voice, hair and smile'. [3] [4]

For her role as special adviser to Mr Osborne, Rogers is paid an annual salary of £69,250. [5]


Rogers gained her expertise as a former BBC political producer. [6]

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Notes and References

  1. The week in Lobbying, PR Week, 14 November 2012, accessed 19 September 2014.
  2. Matt Chorley Truth about Osborne's trendy haircut: Chancellor left in the dark about scale of cutbacks when aides took him to the salon Daily Mail, 1 September 2014, accessed 16 October 2014
  3. Andrew Gimson Team Osborne – feared, admired, and sometimes enraging for other Conservatives Conservative Home, 12 June 2014, accessed 16 October 2014
  4. George Parker, The reinvention of George Osborne, FT Magazine, 6 March 2015, accessed 9 March 2015
  5. Special advisers in post, 30 November 2014 GOV.UK, accessed 29 April 2015
  6. Larry Elliott and Michael White George Osborne's gamble: is it paying off?, The Guardian, 21.04.2014, accessed 19 September 2014.