Charles Hendry

The Rt Hon. Charles Hendry

President, RBCC Advisory Council

Charles Hendry was Conservative Member of Parliament for Wealden from 2001-2015 and was Minister of State for Energy from May 2010 until September 2012. He was previously the Conservative Party’s spokesman on energy issues, from 2005-2010, holding the portfolio for longer than any other spokesman.

On leaving Ministerial office, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed him as his Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, a role he continued until leaving Parliament in 2015.

He is a regular visitor to the countries of the former Soviet Union, focussing on trade and investment, as well as on social, educational and cultural links.

He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh Business School, President of the British Institute of Energy Economics, and Patron of the Nuclear Institute.

He works extensively across the energy and trade sectors.

Charles was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he received an Honours Degree in Business Studies. He is a University Regent and also an Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute.