- 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
- 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 (email@example.com)