Tom Burke is a co-founder of E3G - world leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, dedicated to achieving a safe climate for all - and chairs its Board.
He is the Chairman of the China Dialogue Trust which produces several online publications covering China and the environment. He is also a Trustee of Climate Advisors UK and other civil society organisations. He is a Visiting Professor at both Imperial and University Colleges, London. He was the Executive Director of Friends of the Earth in the late seventies, of the Green Alliance for most of the eighties and was a Special Advisor to three Secretaries of State for the Environment from 1991-97.
He has been a senior advisor for several major companies including Rio Tinto, BP & Standard Charted Bank. He has also served as an advisor in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office and the Foreign Office. He was a member of the Council of English Nature, Britain’s biodiversity regulator, from 1999 – 2005. He has a long track record of experience with international environmental organisations working with and for both non-governmental and official bodies.