Lord Howell of Guildford appointed president of the EIC
LONDON -- The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has appointed The Right Honorable the Lord Howell of Guildford as president of the EIC. Lord Howell is a senior member of the House of Lords, and has held ministerial positions for Energy, Transport and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in two conservative governments.
Lord Howell joined Parliament in 1966, when he was elected MP for Guildford, and went on to serve as Secretary of State for both Energy (1979-81) and Transport (1981-83) in Margaret Thatcher’s government. More recently, he held the position of Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2010 to September 2012) in David Cameron’s Cabinet, with special responsibilities for international energy issues.
Between 2002 and 2010, Lord Howell served as deputy leader of the Conservative Party in the Lords, and chief opposition spokesman in the House of Lords on Foreign Affairs. He joined the House of Lords in 1997 as a life peer, with the title Baron Howell of Guildford.
Currently, Lord Howell is completing a nine-year term as president of the British Institute of Energy Economists, and is chairman of the Windsor Energy Group, a specialist discussion group that brings together senior figures from the public and private sector. Lord Howell is also chairman of the Council of Commonwealth Societies.