Esteemed Conservative politician, David Howell dedicated 50 years of his career to the British government and serving as a Member of Parliament. Best recognised for his influence as the Secretary of State for Energy, David is known for his expertise in the field of sustainable energy solutions. Continuing his leading work since stepping back from Parliament, David remains a sought-after advisor in the industry to public and private clients. As a speaker, David is booked to educate business leaders on the principles they can adopt to support international aims for environmental protection and renewal resource consumption, backed by his insight as a government minister.
Elected in 1966, David served as the Member of Parliament to Guildford, Surrey for 31 years until his retirement, during such time he held several ministerial positions. Chosen by Margaret Thatcher as the Secretary of State for Energy, he was promoted later under David Cameron’s reign to the Minister of State for International Energy Policy. From suitable fracking to alternative energy supplies, David gained a reputation as one of the most prominent voices on geopolitical sustainability. He held several other roles during his time as a politician including, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Secretary of State for Transport and is the only Minister to have served in Heath, Thatcher, and Cameron’s governments.
Outside of politics, David has contributed as an advisor in many capacities, including his long-standing position as the Chairman of the Windsor Energy Group. Committed to influencing the future of sustainability and renewable energy, David also acted as the President of the Energy Industries Council and the President of the Royal Commonwealth Society, a testament to his elevated status in the field.
Currently one of the most popular speakers booked to discuss renewable energy and sustainability solutions, David draws on his decades of senior political expertise to advise corporate clients on suitable strategies regarding the environment. Having published several books on the topic and previously given talks at the WEEF Conference and in the House of Lords, there is no better speaker than David to transform your audience.