Dominic Cummings is a political strategist from England, United Kingdom. He is former Lord Justice of Appeal Sir John Grant McKenzie Laws’ nephew.
Cummings has a blog called Dominic Cummings Blog. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born to Robert Cummings and Morag McKenzie Cummings in Durham, Northeast England, England. Robert worked for the construction firm Laing as an oil rig project manager while Morag was a teacher and behavioral specialist.
- He was privately educated at Durham School in Durham.
- He was 23 years old when he graduated in 1994 from Exeter College in Oxford, England where he studied ancient and modern history.
- He worked in Russia from 1994 to 1997 on various projects.
- From 1999 to 2002, he served as the campaign director of Business for Sterling, which campaigned against the U.K. joining the Euro.
- He and James Frayne co-founded New Frontiers Foundation, a think tank that launched in December 2003 and closed in March 2005.
- From 2010 to 2014, he served as a special adviser to Michael Gove, who was then the Education Secretary.
- In December 2011, he married Mary Wakefield, sister of former Firtash Foundation director Jack Wakefield.
- In 2014, he played a key role in the campaign against an elected regional assembly in Northeast England.
- From 2015 to 2016, he was the campaign director of Vote Leave, a campaigning organization that supported a Leave vote in the European Union membership referendum in the U.K. or Brexit in 2016.
- Mary gave birth to their son Alexander Cedd Cummings in 2016.
- In July 2019, he was appointed as a senior adviser to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
- He runs North Wood, a company that tries to solve problems related to management, politics and communications.