Hugh O’Leary is a British chartered accountant. He is a finance director at Affinity Global Real Estate. He is the husband of Liz Truss, the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Hugh O’Leary was born in July 1974 (age 48 years; as of 2022) in Allerton, Merseyside in England. He spent the initial years of his childhood in the suburbs of Allerton, Liverpool, England; later, he moved to Heswall, Wirral in England with his family. He went to The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 90 kg
Hair Colour: Medium blonde
Eye Colour: Hazel brown
Hugh O’Leary belongs to a family in Heswall, Wirral in England.
Parents & Siblings
His father, John O’Leary, is a college lecturer and solicitor at the firm of Rex Makin, a lawyer, and his mother, Susan, is a nurse. He has two younger siblings.
Wife & Children
Hugh O’Leary married the 56th Prime Minister of the UK, Liz Truss in 2000. The couple has two daughters named Frances and Liberty.
Hugh O’Leary with wife, Liz, and daughters, Frances and Liberty
Hugh O’Leary and Liz Truss started dating each other after meeting for the first time at the 1997 Conservative Party conference in Blackpool, England. They went ice skating on their first date. In an interview, Liz talked about an awkward incident regarding their first date. She said,
I invited him ice skating and he sprained his ankle.”
Hugh O’Leary congratulating his wife Liz Truss after she was chosen to become the Prime Minister of the UK
He is a member of Conservative Party in the United Kingdom. He was chosen as a candidate for the Conservative Party in local elections to Greenwich London Borough Council many times; however, he could not win any of them. In 1998, he stood for the council elections for St Alfege ward. In 2002, he was picked as a candidate for the council elections in Greenwich West; however, he lost the elections with 447 votes. In 2006, he was elected for the candidacy in the Charlton ward at the Greenwich elections.
He worked at The Small HR Company, a human resource services company in London. Later, he worked at Bumper, which is a financial services company. He worked at a business consulting and services company in London named Nick Buick Associates and later, at a staffing and recruiting company named Halliday Marx. Some other companies he has worked at are ESTAMA and Westfield.
On 11 January 2012, he was appointed as the director of Wall Stoke Limited company, which was later dissolved. According to the alumni page of LSE University, he is a finance director at Affinity Global Real Estate, which is a joint owner and manager of a commercial real estate portfolio worth more than 160 million pounds.
- When Liz Truss became the 56th Prime Minister and 3rd women Prime Minister of the UK, Hugh O’Leary was titled as the 3rd “First Man” in the United Kingdom after Denis Thatcher and Philip May.
Liz Truss and Hugh O’Leary in front of house No 10 at Downing Street in London
- From 1992 to 1995, Hugh studied econometrics and mathematical economics in LSE University, which turned out to be very helpful for Liz whenever she needs to discuss about supply-side reform or economics. During a speech in 2018, while praising the University where he studied, she said,
It means that whenever I want a late-night discussion about supply-side reform or econometrics, there’s always someone on hand.”