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Nick Butler

Nick Butler

  • Visiting

Visiting Professor


Nick Butler chairs Promus Associates and Ridgeway Information Ltd. He is also a Senior Adviser to Coller Capital and Linton Capital and a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of Equinor (formerly Statoil). From 2009 to 2010 he worked for former Prime Minister Gordon Brown as Senior Policy Adviser. From 2007 to 2009 he was Chairman of the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies. Prior to this he was Group Vice-President for Strategy and Policy Development at BP from 2002 to 2006 and previously BP's Group Policy Adviser, having joined the company in 1977. Nick is an Energy Policy Adviser at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, a Non-Executive Director of Cambridge Econometrics. He is a Trustee of Asia House, a Vice-President of the Hay-on-Wye literary festival, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times. Nick’s particular interests are international energy policy, including energy security, industrial policy, the future of higher education, and European issues.