Dominic Cummings is a political strategist from the United Kingdom. He was born to Robert Cummings and Morag McKenzie Cummings in Durham, Northeast England, England, U.K. on November 25, 1971.
From 2010 to 2014, Dominic served as a special adviser to Michael Gove, who was then the Education Secretary. From 2015 to 2016, Dominic was the campaign director of Vote Leave, a campaigning organisation that supported a Leave vote in the European Union membership referendum in the U.K. or Brexit in 2016.
In July 2019, Dominic was appointed a senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Here are 13 more things about the British political strategist:
- His father worked for the construction firm Laing as an oil rig project manager while his mother was a teacher and behavioral specialist.
- He is a nephew of former Lord Justice of Appeal Sir John Grant McKenzie Laws.
- He was privately educated at Durham School in Durham.
- In 1994, he graduated from Exeter College in Oxford, England with a First in 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.
- 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.
- His and Mary’s son Alexander Cedd Cummings was born in 2016.
- He runs North Wood, a company that tries to solve problems related to management, politics and communications.
- He has a blog called Dominic Cummings Blog.
- His email address is email@example.com.