James Marshall (political adviser)

James Marshall CBE (born 1980) is a former Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit.

James Marshall
Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit
In office
26 June 2017 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byJohn Godfrey
Succeeded byMunira Mirza

Marshall was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. And before entering politics taught English at Shrewsbury School, where he was the youngest ever Head of the English Department. In 2016 he was employed as a strategic adviser for the construction company, Mace.[1]

In 2011, Marshall was an adviser to the former Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Strathclyde. He has also been an adviser to three of the chief whips in David Cameron's government: George Young, Michael Gove, and Mark Harper.[2]

The Prime Minister appointed James Marshall as her Director of Policy in June 2017, following his predecessor John Godfrey's resignation.[3][4]

In July 2019, he was replaced as Director by Munira Mirza by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.[5]

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  1. ^ "No 10 appoints former Mace adviser as head of policy". Construction News. Retrieved 22 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Ex-teacher made No 10 head of policy by Theresa May". TES. Retrieved 22 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "May turns to ex-teacher as policy head". The Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Krug, Christian (2017-06-21). "Theresa May's head of policy quits". POLITICO. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  5. ^ Syal, Rajeev; Mason, Rowena; O'Carroll, Lisa (2019-07-23). "Sky executive among Johnson's first appointments". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-07-23.

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Government offices
Preceded by
John Godfrey
Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Munira Mirza