Dan Lewis is Senior Energy Adviser to the Institute of Directors,Chief Executive of the Economic Policy Centre – a think tank hub of the UK economics community and Chief Executive of Future Energy Strategies, an energy events and energy data reporting company which researches the energy industry of tomorrow. He also has a passion for big data queries and runs two websites www.UKCrimeStats – the leading independent crime and property price data platform and www.eutariffs.com – a comprehensive website of all EU import tariffs.
Prior to September 2009, Dan was for six years Research Director of the Economic Research Council and was also the founder of AEI www.altenergyinvestor.org – the global resource bank for the Alternative Energy Investor (in existence from 2006-2009), sponsored during that period by Guinness Atkinson Asset Management.
On behalf of the Institute of Directors and his other affiliations, he contributes regularly to the press and media on energy and space matters. He is the author of Space: Britain’s New Infrastructure Frontier (2012 for the IoD) and sat on the British government’s (2012-2014) Spaceplane Regulation Workshop process, for developing human commercial spaceflight and launch site regulation for the UK. He is an unashamed technological optimist and looks forward to the day when off-Earth GDP exceeds that of our home planet.