The Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP
The Right Honourable Vincent Cable MP is The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. He has been Member of Parliament for Twickenham since 1997 and was the Liberal Democrats' main spokesperson on issues of Finance, European Economic and Monetary Union and the City.
STORM: THE WORLD CRISIS AND WHAT IT MEANS was published by Atlantic Books in Spring 2009. Atlantic will go on to publish Vince’s autobiography in Autumn 2009 and GREAT ECONOMIC ARCHITECTS in Autumn 2010.
Chief Economist of Shell International
Head of Economics, Royal Institute of International Affairs
Special adviser to Commonwealth secretary-general Sonny Ramphal
United Nations Association London and South East Region President
Deputy Director Overseas Development Institute
Lecturer in Economics, University of Glasgow
Treasury Official, Government of Kenya
Freelance work for World Bank and UN.
Worked extensively in India and Latin America
Regular broadcaster and columnist:
The Independent (on economic and political issues)
Cambridge University (Natural Science and Economics)
President of Cambridge Union
Ph.D. University of Glasgow
Currently visiting fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford.
Former Special professor at the University of Nottingham
Political positions held include;
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 1999 - 2003
Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham 1997 - to date
Liberal Democrat Candidate for Twickenham 1992
Social Democrat Party candidate York 1983 and 1987
Labour Councillor Glasgow 1971-74 specialising in transport issues and strategic planning for the city.
Vice Chair of;
All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance and Financial Services
All Party Parliamentary Group on Management
All Party Parliamentary Group on Policing
All Party Parliamentary Group on Pulmonary Hypertension
All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Social Responsibility
All Party Parliamentary Fire Safety Group
All Party Parliamentary Internet Group
Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Industry Group
All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Pensions
All Party Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development
All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care & Public Health
Associate Parliamentary Group on Justice for Road Traffic Victims
All Party Parliamentary Small Business Group
All Party United Nations Parliamentary Group
Associate Parliamentary Warm Homes Group
All Party Parliamentary Youth Hostelling Group
Economics and Finance
Special Advisor to Secretary of State for Trade (John Smith) in 1979. Written several books on Trade Policy and International Finance. Recently published an in depth study of international telecommunications: 'Global Superhighways'. In 1999 published a major book on 'Globalisation and Global Governance' for Chatham House and Brookings
Drafted the report for Commonwealth Prime-Ministers' Conference on climate change and 'greenhouse effect'. Helped prepare the report of the World Commission for the Environment with Mrs Brundtland (Prime Minister of Norway) and Mr Ramphal.
Development & Foreign Affairs
Prepared background report to 1995 'Britain in the World' Conference.
Helped prepare major report on international institutions with Ingmaar Carlsson (Prime Minister of Sweden)
Literary – Georgina Capel
Foreign Rights – Romily Must
Film & TV Rights – Georgina Capel