Ellie Wolfson

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Ellie Wolfson (née Shawcross) is the current economic adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.[1][2]


She is the daughter of historian William Shawcross. She was educated at St Paul's School for Girls and University College, Oxford.[3]

According to the Evening Standard, Shawcross "So impressed columnist Danny Finkelstein after a talk he gave at her school that he introduced her to Osborne in 2007 when she was working at Boston Consulting Group.[3]

Joshua Neicho goes on to describe her as 'formidably well-connected':

both George Osborne and former Cabinet Secretary Robin Butler attended her 25th birthday at Brown's. Neocon author Douglas Murray is an old friend.[3]

While working as a management consultant with Boston Consulting, Shawcross was seconded to work for Boris Johnson during his 2008 mayoral election campaign, holding responsibility for writing large parts of his manifesto.[4][5]

Later in 2008, she was appointed an advisor to then Shadow Chancellor George Osborne.[5]

Her particular interest is in financial services and business growth: in opposition, she worked with Lord Sassoon (now a Treasury minister) to develop financial services policy and to cost Conservative policy options. [6]

Shawcross married Simon Wolfson in June 2012.[7] She met Wolfson while he was working on Conservative economic policies with George Osborne.[8]

Contact, Resources, Notes


  1. Department of Information Services, "Parliamentary Information List", accessed 07.09.10
  2. MWW UK Government Chart July 2015, accessed 8 July 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Josh Neicho, "All power to the new Tories", London Evening Standard, 26.07.10, accessed 07.09.10
  4. Louise Armistead, "George Osborne's Treasury team - the power behind the coalition government", The Telegraph, 13.05.10, accessed 07.09.10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yasmine Chinwala and Angela Henshall, additional research by Eric van Den Berg, FN100 Rising Stars 2010: the profiles, Financial News, 19 November 2012.
  6. The coalition special advisers, Civil Service World, (the newspaper for the senior civil service) 7th April 2011, accessed 5 October 2011
  7. Next’s Lord Wolfson ties the knot, Retail Week, 28 June 2012.
  8. Laura Pitel, Royal biographer in line to head Charity Commission; William Shawcross nominated by Cabinet Office, The Times, 30 August 2012.