Henry de Zoete

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Henry de Zoete is a former special adviser to the secretary of state for education Michael Gove.[1]


The 29 year old is part of the de Zoete banking family and was in the year above Prince William at Ludgrove and Eton, later graduating from Bristol.[2]

From 2003, de Zoete was health and transport research officer for right-wing think-tank Reform.[3] Following this, he worked as a senior account manager for Portland PR, leaving in early 2010 to become education press officer for the Conservatives.[4]

In January 2014, de Zoete resigned from his work to Gove to co-found The Big Deal, a collective energy price bargaining website. [5]

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/hdezoete


  1. Department of Information Services, "Parliamentary Information List", accessed 07.09.10
  2. Josh Neicho, "All power to the new Tories", London Evening Standard, 26.07.10, accessed 07.09.10
  3. Reform, "Staffing and human resources in the NHS – facing up to the reform agenda", accessed 07.09.10
  4. David Singleton, "Tories boost press office in preparation for general election", PR Week UK, 14.01.10, acccessed 07.09.10
  5. Andrew Neather Henry de Zoete on life after Gove The Evening Standard, Published 11 April 2014, Accessed 18 September 2014