Nick Butler was Group Vice-President for Strategy and Policy Development at BP from 2002 to 2006 and previously BP's Group Policy Adviser. From 2009 to 2010 he worked for the Prime Minister as Senior Policy Adviser at 10 Downing Street. Nick is also Energy Policy Adviser at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, and a Senior Adviser to Coller Capital, Linton Capital and Corporate Value Associates. From 2007 to 2009 he was Chairman of the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies. He is a Non-Executive Director of Cambridge Econometrics, a Trustee of Asia House, a Vice-President of the Hay-on-Wye literary festival, as well as 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.