Tom Delay

Chief Executive

Tom Delay profile

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 Net Zero and the development of 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 accelerate the move to a decarbonised future.

Tom is also a board member of Severn Trent Plc where he chairs the Corporate Sustainability Committee. He 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. 

A chartered engineer, Tom 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 studied mechanical engineering at the University of Southampton and has an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

In 2018, he was awarded a CBE by the Queen for services to sustainability in business.