Ian Pearson MP is Minister
of State for Climate Change and the Environment. He was Minister of
State (Minister for Trade) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and
Department of Trade and Industry from May 2005 to May 2006. He was
previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at The Northern
Ireland Office from November 2002 - May 2005 where his responsibilities
Before that he was a
Government Whip (2001-2002) and also served on the Education and
Employment Select Committee (1999-2001). He was PPS to the Paymaster
General (1997-8) and sat on the Treasury Select Committee (1995-7).
Outside parliament Mr
Pearson has been: Joint Chief Executive WMEB Group 1992-94 (Director of
Marketing 1989-92); Strategy Consultant, 1988-89; Deputy Director, Urban
Trust, 1987-88. Researcher, University of Warwick, 1983-87; Local
Government Officer, The Labour Party, 1985-87.
He has been MP for Dudley
South (previously Dudley West) since 1994.
Born on 5 April 1959, Ian
Pearson was educated at Glynne Primary, Crestwood School (formerly
Brierley Hill Grammar School), Balliol College Oxford and the University
of Warwick. After graduating with a BA Hons. Philosophy, Politics and
Economics, at Oxford, he completed an MA in Industrial Relations and PhD
in Industrial and Business Studies (Warwick).
Ian Pearson is interested in rugby, literature, architecture and West
Bromwich Albion FC.
He is married with two daughters and one son.