Who is Gina Colangelo?
Gina Colangelo, also known as Gina Tress, is a media personality, businesswoman, and non-executive director at the health and social care department in the United Kingdom and the marketing and communication director of her husband’s company Oliver Bonas.
She came to the limelight after her extramarital affair with her coworker and her friend of over 25years, Matt Hancock, the health secretary. This scandal led Matt Hancock to resign in June 2021.
They both received a lot of criticism and backlash for breaking their wedding vows and betraying their spouses.
Gina Colangelo biography
Gina Colangelo was born in 1978 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, London, and will be turning 44 years this year. She lives a private life and has kept her life a secret.
She studied at Oxford University from 1995 to1998, and she holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
She also has a master’s degree from Oriel College. She got married to Glinn Gib, a London property lawyer, in 2004, but they later divorced.
Gina Colangelo Family
Gina Colangelos’ mother, Heather, was a florist, while her father, Rino Casmira Coladangelo, is an entrepreneur and the CEO of the pharmaceutical consultancy Refine. Gina Colangelo shares a close relationship with her father; he defended her during the scandal.
The multimillionaire businessman was once the CEO of Medix UK plc, and he also worked in the National health service. He is a significant contributor in shaping the career of Colangelo, who has had over 20 years of experience in healthcare communication.
Gina Colangelo brother
Gina Colangelo has a younger brother, Roberto Coladangelo, the executive director at Partnering Health Ltd. The company specializes in providing urgent and primary care services to NHS patients.
PHL company has won a string of NHS contracts during the pandemic. People claimed that the health department favored the company since Roberto’s sister Gina Colangelo works in the health department.
However, PHL refuted these claims since the government found no wrongdoings in awarding the government contract.
Gina Colangelo husband
Gina Colangelo is the wife of Oliver Tress, a British entrepreneur and the CEO of Oliver Bonas. After completing his education at the University of Durham, Oliver Tress founded the multimillion business at 25.
Oliver Bonus is a company that deals with fashion, furniture, jewelry, and homeware, among others. The company management is by Tress and his wife, and it has over 80 stores around the UK.
Oliver Tress was born in 1967 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. His mum was a housewife, and his dad was a banker. He spent his entire childhood moving from country to country with his parents.
Oliver Tress and Colangelo got married in 2009 and have three children, Talia, Laila, and Bruno Tress. They live in a five-bedroom Edwardian house in Wandsworth, South West London.
Gina Colangelo career
Gina Colangelo began her career in 1999, at Munro and Forster, as a senior account manager.
In 2002, she worked in Luther Pendragon, a public relations and communication firm, and in 2005, she was promoted to partner. She later became a shareholder and the company’s director from 2005 to 2017.
She served as a trustee of Willows Foundation and served as a governor of Beyond Autism in 2009.
She received a parliamentary pass, in June 2019, as a member of Hancock’s staff. Matt Hancock appointed her as a non-executive director at the Department of Health and Social Care in 2020.
She is currently a taxpayer-funded adviser, the marketing and communication director of Oliver Bonus, and a shareholder at Luther Pendragon.
Gina Colangelo’s Net worth
Gina Colangelo’s net worth is approximately $2 million to USD 4 million as of 2022.
Gina Colangelo leaves the house
Gina Colangelo trended because of her extramarital affair with Matt Hancock recently. CCTV footage caught the two kissing in the health and social care department. Matt Hancock separated from his wife and is currently staying with Colangelo.
During an interview, Matt Hancock publicly declared his love for Colangelo and apologized for breaching Covid 19 rules at work.
Gina Colangelo and Matt Hancock first met each other at Oxford University. They have over 20 years of friendship and worked together at the radio station, Oxygen 107.9 FM.
Gina Colangelo left her Wandsworth house with her bags after the scandal, and she was escorted to her car by her husband. As for now, it is not clear if Colangelo and her husband have separated.
Other interesting facts about Gina Colangelo
- She is half-Italian.
- She is 5’6 feet tall and weighs around 56kgs.
- She is the niece of former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson.
- She has brown eyes, and her hair color is dark brown.