Michael Massey

Michael Massey is an Associate Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House. After a law degree he joined DTI in 1975. He worked in a range of policy areas including aerospace, Post Office, competition and coal privatization. In the 1980s he undertook a review that recommended a more engaged and proactive approach by DTI to environment policy and sustainable development and also represented DTI in the preparations for the Rio Summit in 1992. Returning to sustainable development policy in the mid-1990s, he led DTI policy on environment and sustainable development at national, EU and global level. He was a regular member of the UK delegation to CSD, including Rio+5 in 1997 and led EU work on Science and Technology at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. He left DTI in March 2005 after nearly 10 years as Head of Sustainable Development and CSR policy.

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