Nick Hurd was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 16 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in May 2010.
As Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, the minister is responsible for:
Educated at Eton College and Oxford University, before becoming an MP, Nick spent 18 years in business, including 5 years representing a British bank in Brazil.
Nick’s political career includes 4 years as Minister for Civil Society. Between November 2015 and July 2016, Nick was Minister in the Department for International Development, where his portfolio included climate and the environment.
Before entering Government, Nick was a member of Environment Audit Select Committee and led work on climate change policy for the Conservative Party Quality of Life Policy Group, chaired by Lord Deben. He served on the House Of Commons Climate Change Bill Committee and the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill. He was a member of the Globe International Parliamentary network for Climate Change and sponsored the Sustainable Communities Act as a Private Members Bill.