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Matt Hancock ‘Affair’: Aide’s parent Gina Coladangelo holds top position in company with NHS contracts | Economic news

A relative of the Whitehall manager who allegedly had an extramarital affair with Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is an executive at a private healthcare company who has won a series of NHS contracts.

Sky News can reveal that Roberto Coladangelo – believed to be Gina Coladangelo’s brother – works at Partnering Health Limited (PHL Group), a specialist in providing urgent and primary care services to NHS patients.

Disclosure risks the deepening crisis engulfing Mr. Hancock, which has already been weakened by claims over its competence in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks made by Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s former adviser.

Mr Hancock has also found himself embroiled in several conflict of interest scandals linked to coronavirus contracts, including one involving the former owner of the health secretary’s local pub who struck a deal to produce test vials COVID.

Roberto Coladangelo is the Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation of the PHL Group
Mr. Coladangelo is Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation of the PHL Group

In February, a judge ruled that Mr Hancock’s department acted illegally in failing to timely disclose details of contracts related to the pandemic.

People who know Mr Coladangelo have said that he and Mr Hancock’s assistant are siblings, and social media profiles and voter registration data appear to confirm a relationship between them.

None of those contacted by Sky News on Friday afternoon confirmed or denied the relationship between the Coladangelos.

Mr. Coladangelo is the Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation for PHL Group and has been working there since October 2019, according to his profile on the LinkedIn networking app.

He previously founded Youla, an elderly care company, but prior to that he was a marketing manager in the sports and games industries.

The PHL Group describes itself on its website as “an independent healthcare company providing quality services and solutions to the NHS …

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