Duncan Hames

Duncan Hames

Member of Parliament for the Chippenham constituency

Holt, Wiltshire, United Kingdom (Bath, United Kingdom)
Political Organization

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Duncan Hames' Summary

In addition to his responsibilities as a constituency MP, Duncan has served as the parliamentary aid to the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, having previously supported Energy Secretaries, Ed Davey MP and Chris Huhne MP, and Children's Minister Sarah Teather MP in a similar capacity.
Before his election to Parliament, Duncan was a senior management consultant with over 10 years of experience, who for 6 years served on the board of a business-focussed government agency with a £200m annual turnover.
A Chartered Management Accountant (qualified with CIMA), he had practised as a management consultant independently since 2005, specialising in finance and governance in the public sector. Previously, for nearly 6 years he worked for Deloitte in their UK Strategy and Operations practice, developing a particular competence in finance and performance management.
In 2003 he joined the board of the South West of England Regional Development Agency, where he served for 2 years as the Audit Committee Chairman. He was a central member of the board sub-group focussing on renewable energy and the agency's innovative Wave Hub project.
He also served for two years in a voluntary capacity as a Non-Executive Director of Culture South West, the regional cultural consortium for the South West of England, and was for four years a governor of The George Ward School in Melksham, Wiltshire, and for four years before that at Westwood with Iford School.

Duncan Hames' Experience

Member of Parliament

House of Commons

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Political Organization industry

May 2010Present (4 years 5 months)

Member of the UK Parliament representing the Wiltshire constituency of Chippenham, including Melksham, Corsham and Bradford on Avon.
Former Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP.


Chippenham Consultants Limited

June 2005March 2010 (4 years 10 months)

Specialising in finance and governance issues for public sector clients.

Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry

December 2003December 2009 (6 years 1 month)

Audit Committee Chairman


Culture South West

January 2006June 2008 (2 years 6 months)

Senior Consultant


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

August 1998June 2004 (5 years 11 months)

Duncan Hames' Skills & Expertise

  1. Governance
  2. Economic Development
  3. Public Sector
  4. Energy
  5. Climate Change
  6. Finance
  7. Public Policy
  8. Stakeholder Engagement
  9. Policy
  10. Strategy
  11. Local Government
  12. Management Consulting
  13. Political Communication
  14. Strategic Planning
  15. Political Campaigns
  16. Politics
  17. Policy Analysis
  18. Government
  19. Political Science
  20. Strategic Communications
  21. Community Engagement
  22. Public Affairs

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Duncan Hames' Education

University of Oxford


Watford Boys'


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