Jesse Norman is the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. As Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2021, he managed the UK furlough scheme and other pandemic support measures. He was made a Privy Councillor in 2019.
Before entering politics Jesse worked in the charitable sector and was a director at Barclays, among other things. He was educated at Oxford University (MA) and did an MPhil and PhD in philosophy at UCL, where he held an honorary fellowship. He is an honorary research fellow at St Andrews University and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
Jesse is the author of acclaimed biographies of Edmund Burke and Adam Smith. An enthusiastic cyclist, hillwalker, wild swimmer and amateur jazz trumpeter, he is married to Kate Bingham and they have three children. The Winding Stair is his first novel.