Sir Robbie Paul Gibb
|Downing Street Director of Communications|
6 July 2017 – 24 July 2019
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Katie Perrior|
|Succeeded by||Lee Cain|
Robbie Paul Gibb
1964 (age 55–56)
|Alma mater||Royal Holloway, University of London|
|Occupation||Public relations professional • political advisor • broadcast journalist|
Gibb was born in September 1964 and attended Royal Holloway, University of London.
Gibb was head of BBC Westminster, in overall charge of the BBC’s political programme output - Daily and Sunday Politics, The Andrew Marr Show, This Week and Radio 4’s Westminster Hour. Prior to joining the political team at Westminster he was deputy editor of BBC Two’s Newsnight.
Gibb was a political advisor and Chief of Staff to the then Shadow Chancellor Francis Maude. He played a leading role in Michael Portillo’s unsuccessful campaign to be leader of the Conservative Party.
In July 2017, it was announced that Gibb would become Director of Communications at 10 Downing Street following the departure of Katie Perrior. Gibb is a long standing supporter of Brexit. In April 2019, he was accused by former Conservative minister Nick Boles of being "a hard Brexiteer who wants to destroy the PM's new search for a cross party compromise".
- "Robbie Paul GIBB". Companies House. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
- "The inside track on the man putting words in Theresa May's mouth". Evening Standard. 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
- "BBC Daily Politics editor Robbie Gibb to join No 10". BBC News. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- Walker, Peter; Mason, Rowena (6 July 2017). "Theresa May hires BBC's Robbie Gibb as communications chief". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- editor, Rowena Mason Deputy political (2017-07-06). "Robbie Gibb: No 10's 'fair, flexible and very modern' new spin doctor". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-25.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- "BBC politics chief named as Theresa May's new director of communications". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
- Andrew Johnson (2019-04-04). "Robbie Gibb: PM's top aide is a hard Brexiteer wrecker, says Nick Boles". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
- MP, Nick Boles (2019-04-03). "I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM's head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM's new search for a cross party compromise". @NickBoles. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
- "The inside track on the man putting words in Theresa May's mouth". Evening Standard. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
- "Resignation Honours 2019". GOV.UK. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
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