Philip May has built a career as a banker. His now deleted LinkedIn page previously listed him as a relationship manager at Capital Group as of 2005, according to media reports, which also say he worked as a fund manager at de Zoete & Bevan between 1979 and 1983, before moving on to Prudential Portfolio Managers where he worked until 2000, followed by a stint at Deutsche Asset Management U.K. that ended in 2005.
A Capital Group representative confirmed Philip's position at the company, explaining that he works with U.K. clients to ensure "they are happy with the services being delivered...and that we understand their goals. Philip was not involved with our investment research or portfolio management activities."
Throughout their long-lasting marriage, Theresa May has called him her "rock," especially in the wake of her parents' passing in her mid-20s — her father dying in a car crash and her mother from multiple sclerosis.
Speaking on the BBC's Desert Island Discs program, Theresa said "crucially I had huge support in my husband and that was very important for me. I mean, he was a real rock for me, he has been all the time we've been married, but particularly then of course being faced with the loss of both parents within a relatively short space of time."
Undoubtedly, his support will be essential as Theresa takes the prime ministerial reigns on July 13.