UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria
Lord (Richard) Risby served as Conservative Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds from 1992 to 1997, and for West Suffolk from 1997 to 2010. Lord Risby joined the House of Lords in 2010. His political interests include small business and foreign affairs.
Lord Risby is currently the Chairman of the British Ukrainian Society, a post that he has held since 2007. He is a director of several businesses and organizations, including Minexco Petroleum Inc, and is the president of the Association for Decentralised Energy. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Small Business Bureau.
He was appointed the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria in 2012.