Rt Hon. Chris Skidmore OBE MP was appointed chair of the UK’s Independent Review of Net Zero in September 2022 and published Mission Zero in January 2023. He was the UK’s Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (attending Cabinet) when he signed the UK’s net zero commitment into law in June 2019 – becoming the first G7 country to do so. He also secured the UK’s presidency of the UN COP26 conference in Glasgow. Previously, he has served in five government departments, including twice as Universities and Science Minister between 2018 and 2020. He is a senior fellow (2021–23) at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and a professor of practice, focusing on net zero policy, at Bath University.