The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson


Hugh Robertson was appointed as Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 2013. He was elected Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent on 7 June 2001.


Hugh was educated at The King’s School, Canterbury, The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and Reading University.

Career outside politics

Hugh was an officer in The Life Guards from 1985 to 1995, seeing active service in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, The Gulf War and served with the UN peacekeeping force UNPROFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 1995-2001, Hugh worked at Schroders Investment Management

Political career

  • Shadow Minister for Sport and for Olympics from 2004 to 2010
  • Appointed as Minister for Sport and the Olympics in May 2010, and was the Minister with day to day responsibility for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Hugh is married to Anna with whom he has a young son.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  2. Minister for Sport & Equalities


  1. Modernising the Horserace Betting Levy - A consultation on reform or replacement
  2. Foreign Office Minister concerned about violence in Libya
  3. Foreign Office Minister Condemns Violence in Yemen
  4. Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson welcomes elections in Libya
  5. Fourth UK-Kuwait Joint Steering Group
  6. Minister for Middle East Hugh Robertson meets Iraqi Foreign Minister
  7. FCO concerned by sentencing of activists in Egypt
  8. Foreign Office Minister condemns attacks in Mosul
  9. Foreign Office Minister visits Bahrain
  10. UK confirms suspension of Cheeki Rafiki search