Minister of State

Nick Hurd MP


Nick Hurd was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 16 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in May 2010.


Nick studied at Eton College before graduating from Oxford University.

Political career

Nick served as the Minister for Civil Society from May 2010 until July 2014, during which time he led the work on setting up the National Citizen Service and Big Society Capital. He was a Minister in the Department for International Development from November 2015 until July 2016, where his portfolio included climate/environment, and leadership of the Energy Africa campaign.

Before entering Government, Nick was a member of Environment Audit Select Committee and led work on climate change policy for the Conservative Party Quality of Life Policy Group, chaired by Lord Deben. He served on the House Of Commons Climate Change Bill Committee and the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill. He was a member of the Globe International Parliamentary network for Climate Change and sponsored the Sustainable Communities Act as a Private Members Bill.

In 2016, Nick won the Green Ribbon Parliamentarian of the year (MP).

Career outside politics

Nick spent 18 years in business, including 5 years representing a British bank in Brazil. He has been a trustee of the Greenhouse Schools charity and currently serves as a governor of Coteford Junior School.

Personal life

Nick is married and has 6 children.

Minister of State

The minister supports the work of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Civil Society)

    • 2010 to 2014


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  1. £16 million for new technologies to improve global food production and security

    • Press release
  2. World Food Prize 2016 awarded to DFID-funded scientists

    • News story
  3. UK at forefront of energy and climate issues in Africa

    • News story
  4. Hurd: UK aid helping Sierra Leone move beyond Ebola

    • News story
  5. Education for all: Nick Hurd speech

    • Speech
  6. UK's continued support to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram

    • Press release
  7. International Development Minister Nick Hurd stresses the importance of fair elections in the DRC

    • Press release
  8. UK and GSMA partner on mobile technology to fight global poverty

    • Press release
  9. UK leads humanitarian response to food crisis in Malawi

    • Press release
  10. UK partners with Jimmy Carter to eradicate Guinea Worm

    • Press release