Sir David was the Chief Scientific Advisor for the UK Government under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and Head of the Government Office for Science. During this time, David was instrumental in creating The Energy Technologies Institute. Sir David is an Emeritus Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and a Senior Scientific Adviser to UBS. He currently serves as the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change and as Chairman of the Future Cities Catapult. Sir David has published two books and over 500 papers on his research in chemical physics and on science and policy and has received numerous prizes, Fellowships and Honorary Degrees. King was knighted in 2003 and in 2009 made a chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. From 2008 to 2012 David served as the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.