Tim Yeo – Energy and Climate Change Select Committee Chairman, Columnist and Keynote Business Speaker.
With an extensive and wide-ranging career in politics and business, Tim Yeo is known for making things happen (e.g. in government by revising planning policy, creating greater local control over funding to care for the elderly) and making a difference (e.g. exposing government mishandling of the Foot and Mouth epidemic).
Tim Yeo is much sought-after for his views on current affairs and how business can and should play a greater role in shaping our times.
He is an authoritative and independent commentator on environment issues as the Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee .
Tim Yeo resigned from Michael Howard’s Shadow Cabinet immediately after the 2005 General election because he felt the environment was not being taken seriously enough by the party. He served in the Thatcher and Major Governments, latterly as Minister of State for the Environment and Countryside, where he reformed planning law, helped to develop climate change policy and established the now thriving Energy Saving Trust.
- MP for South Suffolk – 1983 to present
One of only 30 Conservative MPs returned in the last six elections.
- Chairman of Environmental Audit Committee.
Appointed December ’05 as chairman of the all party parliamentary group to question government and propose policy ideas on issues affecting the environment. Has recently produced reports on Sustainable Housing and Transport.
- Member of Shadow Cabinet 1998 – 2005.
Ministerial briefs included: Agriculture; Health; Education; Trade & Industry; Culture, Media & Sport; Transport & Environment.
- Government Minister – 1988 – 1994
Ministerial posts in: Home Office, Foreign Office, Health & Environment.
Non-executive director of Univent plc, operators of private nursing homes; ITI Energy Ltd, suppliers of gasifiers: AFC Energy ltd, suppliers of fuel cells.
Various appointments in the City and Industry at board level before entering Parliament and serving in Government.
- 1980 – 1983 : Chief Executive of SCOPE
- 1984 – 1990 : Chairman of The Children’s Trust
Speaking topics include:
- Climate Change
- Global Warming
- Nuclear Issues
- Renewable Energy
- Entertaining stories from the world of golf