JOHN HORAM

EXPERIENCE

  • Minister in two governments with responsibilities for Transport, Health, Civil Service, Science & Technology.
  • Joint founder and Managing Director of a successful international company
  • Joint founder and Chairman of one of Britain’s largest housing associations
  • Founder chairman – Environmental Audit Select Committee, House of Commons.
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons
  • Fellow Commoner – St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge
  • Leader writer and feature writer – Financial Times and home affairs editor -The Economist
  • Non-executive director of CRU International Limited

CAREER HISTORY

  • 2005 - 2010 Member, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons
  • 2004 - 2008 Member, executive committee of the Parliamentary Conservative Party
  • 1997 - 2003 Chairman, Environmental Audit Select Committee, House of Commons
  • 1995 - 1997 Minister, Department of Health
  • 1995 - 1995 Minister, Cabinet Office
  • 1992 - 2010 Member of Parliament for Orpington (Conservative)
  • 1983 - 1992 Managing Director, CRU International Ltd and CRU Publishing Ltd. (The CRU Group is the largest business consultancy specializing in the world-wide minerals and metals industry. It employs more than 200 people and has offices in 8 countries.)
  • 1981 - 1983 Member of Parliament for Gateshead West (SDP). Parliamentary Spokesman on Economic Affairs.
  • 1970 - 1981 Member of Parliament for Gateshead West (Labour)
  • 1976 - 1979 Minister, Department of Transport
  • 1974 - 1984 Chairman, Circle 33 Housing Association
  • 1968 - 1972 Managing Director, CRU Ltd.
  • 1965 - 1968 Home affairs editor and leader writer, The Economist
  • 1962 - 1965 Leader writer and feature writer, The Financial Times
  • 1960 - 1962 Manager, Rowntree & Co.

Born: 7 March 1939, Preston,Lancs.

Education: Silcoates School, Wakefield; St. Catharine’s College Cambridge (exhibition in history – read economics)

Contact: John Horam (jrhoram@gmail.com)