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Boris Johnson Has Appointed Former Treasury Official And Banker Daniel Rosenfield As His New Chief Of Staff

Dan Rosenfield will become the new Downing Street chief of staff in the new year (World Jewish Relief/YouTube)

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Boris Johnson has appointed former Treasury official Daniel Rosenfield as his new chief of staff as part of a continued shake-up of Number 10 following the departure of Dominic Cummings.

The ex-banker will take over in the new year from the Prime Minister’s senior adviser Lord Udny-Lister, who has been doing the job on an interim basis.

Mr Rosenfield joins Downing Street from Hakluyt, a strategic advisory firm for businesses and investors, where he has been global head of corporate clients and head of the UK business since 2016. 

Before that he was managing director of investment banking at Bank of America, having been an official at the Treasury for more than a decade.

During that period he spent four years as principal private secretary to Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling and then his Conservative successor George Osborne, from 2007 to 2011. 

Mr Rosenfield is also chairman of World Jewish Relief, the British Jewish community’s humanitarian agency.

Downing Street have confirmed Lord Udny-Lister will continue to serve as acting chief of staff until 1 January 1, 2021, but will then “continue to provide support to both the Prime Minister and the new chief of staff”.

The news follows the recent upheaval within Number 10, after both Mr Johnson’s chief aide Mr Cummings and Downing Street director of communications Lee Cain abruptly leaving their roles earlier this month.

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