Charles Hendry

The Rt Hon. Charles Hendry


Charles was Conservative Member of Parliament for Wealden from 2001 to 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 to 2010.

On leaving Ministerial office, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Charles as his Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, a role he continued until leaving Parliament in 2015. He was Commissioner of the UK Pavilion at Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan on the theme of Future Energy.

Charles continues to work extensively across the energy and trade sectors: he is Patron of the Nuclear Institute, President of the British Institute of Energy Economics, a Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed Independent Oil & Gas, Deputy Chairman of Atlantic Petroleum, and Chair of the Smart Power Industries’ Alliance.