About Nick

Nick Gibb was born in 1960 and educated at Maidstone Grammar School; Roundhay School, Leeds; Thornes House School, Wakefield; and Durham University, where he studied law.

Between 1984 and his election to Parliament in 1997, Nick was a chartered accountant with KPMG specialising in corporate taxation.

Nick was first elected in 1997. He has held the positions of Frontbench Spokesman on Trade and Industry (1997 – 1998; 1999-2001), Frontbench Spokesman on the Treasury (1998 - 1999), and Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Schools (2005-2010).

Following the General Election in 2010, Nick was appointed by the Prime Minister to become Minister of State for Schools at the Department for Education where he served until September 2012. He returned to the post in July 2014. When Theresa May became Prime Minister in July 2016, Nick was appointed Minister for School Standards.

In November 2016, Nick was appointed to the Privy Council.

In June 2017, Nick was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and re-appointed as Minister of State for School Standards.  His responsibilities include teachers and school leaders; national funding formula, curriculum, assessment and qualifications; school accountability; PSHE, RSE and young people's mental health, and preventing bullying in schools.  He was also appointed Minister for Equalities with overall responsibility for policy on sexual orientation and transgender equality.