Who is Gina Coladangelo's husband Oliver Tress?
THE millionaire wife of Oliver Bonas founder, Oliver Tress, was caught sharing a passionate kiss with Matt Hancock.
The affair was revealed by The Sun this morning- but who is her husband Oliver Tress?
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Who is Oliver Tress?
Oliver Tress founded the brand Oliver Bonas. Oliver, called Olly on the company's website, opened his first shop in 1993.
He studied Anthropology at university and he used to bring back gifts for friends from his travels.
Eventually he decided to turn this into a business, bringing back goodies from all over the world.
What position did Gina Coladangelo hold with husband Oliver's company?
She is the communications director at the fashion and lifestyle brand owned by her husband, Oliver Tress.
She is also a director and major shareholder at lobbying firm Luther Pendragon, which offers clients a “deep understanding of the mechanics of government”.
Matt Hancock secretly appointed Coladangelo to the Department of Health and Social Care as an unpaid adviser on a six-month contract in March last year.
It sparked claims of a ‘chumocracy’ in November, when it also emerged she had accompanied Hancock to confidential meetings with civil servants and visited No10.
In September, Hancock appointed Coladangelo as a non-executive director at DHSC, meaning that she is a member of the board that scrutinises the department.
There was no public record of the appointment, which was set to see her earn at least £15,000 of taxpayers’ money, potentially rising by a further £5,000.
When did he start Oliver Bonas?
Oliver Tress now has nearly 80 stores across the UK and Ireland.
Trade publications have described Oliver Bonas, for whom Gina works as communications and marketing director, as something of a “poster boy” for the government of late.
In June, for example, a blog was published on the government website entitled: “Oliver Bonas: Fashion and homeware store reopens safely.
Speaking to the Financial Times in 2015, Oliver said: "At 15 or 16 I thought I would have a global brand, and nothing could be simpler. When I opened my shop I did not have a grand plan."
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