Rob Wilson made his name as an entrepreneur, successfully building several small businesses and creating employment. Before being first elected as Member of Parliament for Reading East in 2005, Rob also served as a Reading Borough councillor.
He served on the Education Select Committee until 2007 when he was appointed Shadow Minister for Higher Education. Following David Cameron’s reshuffle in January 2009, he became a whip with responsibility for transport and health. Rob was re-elected in May 2010 with a substantially increased majority.
Following the coalition Government agreement, Rob was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport until moving across with Jeremy Hunt to the Department for Health in September 2012. From October 2013 to July 2014 Rob was PPS to George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, at the Treasury.
In September 2014 Rob became Minister for Civil Society and continues to serve in the government in this role.
Social investment is an "essential part" of Rob Wilson MP's vision for the future of civil society. The Minister writes for Pioneers Post on the 10th anniversary of the Futurebuilders social investment fund.