David-Howell1Lord (David) Howell of Guildford

Former Minister of Energy & Writer on Energy Issues, UK
Vice-President of Middle East Operations  

Lord (David) Howell of Guildford, is a Conservative Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 6 June 1997. He previously sat in the House of Commons as MP for Guildford.

In the past, Lord Howell of Guildford has held several important positions:

  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy) (2010 to 2012)
  • From May 2010 until the reshuffle of 2012, Lord Howell served as Minister of State in the Foreign Office in David Cameron’s government, under William Hague as Foreign Secretary
  • From September 2012 to April 2013, he was personal adviser to the Foreign Secretary on Energy and Resource Security
  • He was Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (2005 to 2010), Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (2000 to 2010), Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1977 to 1979) in opposition
  • In May 2013, he was appointed President of the Energy Industries Council
  • From 2005 to 2014 he was President of the British Institute of Energy Economics, and Chairman of the Windsor Energy Group since 2003
  • Secretary of State for Transport (1981 to 1983)
  • Secretary of State for Energy (1979 to 1981)
  • Minister of State (Department of Energy) (1974 to 1974)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (1972 to 1972)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (1971 to 1972)
  • Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (1970 to 1971),
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Service Department) (1970 to 1972) in government.

Lord Howell of Guildford has policy interests in Business, industry and consumers; Economy and finance; Energy and environment; European Union; Parliament, government and politics; Commonwealth; International energy security; UK-Japan; all railway issues; all Middle East issues; International development Banking; Internet and cyber issues.

He was decorated with the awards of Territorial Decoration, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan in 2001.