Tom Delay

Tom Delay

Chief Executive, The Carbon Trust 

Tom was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust in 2001.  Since then, he has grown the company to become a world leader, advising businesses and governments on carbon emissions reduction and the development of low carbon technologies, markets and businesses.

A chartered engineer, Tom worked for Shell for 16 years in commercial and operations roles in Africa and Europe, including four years as General Manager of a subsidiary in Gabon.  He moved into management consultancy with McKinsey and then as a Principal with the Global Energy Practice of A.T. Kearney before joining the Carbon Trust.

Tom is a member of the UK 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 was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2018 for services to sustainability in business.