Tom Delay was appointed as the first chief executive of the Carbon Trust in 2001. Since then, he has grown the company as it advises businesses and governments on reducing carbon emissions and developing low-carbon technologies, markets and businesses. More recently, he has taken the company’s unique capabilities to China, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa, extending its mission to speed the move to a sustainable, low-carbon future.
A chartered engineer, Mr Delay worked for Shell for 16 years in commercial and operations roles in Africa and Europe before moving into management consultancy with McKinsey and A.T. Kearney. He is a member of Britain’s Energy Research Partnership and the advisory boards of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College London and the Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Southampton and completed an MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. In 2018 he was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to sustainability in business.