Lord Howell of Guildford

Lord Howell of Guildford

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Howell of Guildford


David Howell



Joined the Lords

6 June 1997

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy) 2010-12
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 2005-10
Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 2000-10
Secretary of State for Energy 1979-81
Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 1977-79
Minister of State (Department of Energy) 1974-74
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) 1972-72
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) 1971-72
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) 1970-71
Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Service Department) 1970-72
Committee House Date
Soft Power Committee (Chairman) Lords 2013-14
Soft Power Committee Lords 2013-14
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 2005-06
EU Sub-Committee C Lords 1999-00
European Union Committee (L) Lords 1998-00
EU Sub-Committee B Lords 1998-99
Liaison Committee (Commons) Commons 1987-97
Foreign Affairs Committee (Chair) Commons 1987-97
Foreign Affairs Committee Commons 1986-97
Constituency Date
Guildford 1966-97

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman British Institute of Energy Economics 2003-
Chairman Wieden Energy Group 2000-
Columnist for many newspapers Author of 4 books, including best-selling 'The Edge of Now' 2000-
Director Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 1999-10
Director UBS Warburg (plus many other companies) 1985-10
Chairman UK-Japan 2000 Group 1982-97

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
European Union
Parliament, government and politics
International energy security
all railway issues
all Middle East issues
International development Banking
Internet and cyber issues
Central Europe
South-Eastern Asia

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Adviser to Japan Central Railways Ltd
    • Member, UK Advisory Committee to the Kuwait Investment Office
    • Consultant to Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Cairo, 13 -16 June 2014, as member of a parliamentary delegation from both Houses to meet the new President, government ministers, religious leaders, British Council, IPU and representatives of civil society in Egypt and discuss developments taking place in the run up to parliamentary elections; entire cost of visit (air fares, hotel, meals and local travel) was paid for by British University in Egypt
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Chairman, Windsor Energy Group
    • Member, Economic Advisory Group to the British Chambers of Commerce
    • Member, Advisory Board of Crystol Energy (advisers to developing countries on energy issues)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, British Institute of Energy Economics
    • Chairman, Council of Commonwealth Societies
    • President, Royal Commonwealth Society (registered charity)
    • Chairman, Commonwealth Exchange (Commonwealth-focussed London-based think tank)