Stanley Johnson was awarded a Harkness Fellowship to the United States in 1963. He is a former Conservative member of the European Parliament (MEP) where he served (1979-84) as Vice Chairman of the Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection.
He has also worked in the European Commission (1973-79) as Head of the Prevention of Pollution division and (1984-94) as Senior Adviser to DG Environment and as Director of Energy Policy.
Before joining the Commission, Stanley served on the staff of the World Bank and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Stanley has been an adviser to Price Waterhouse Coopers, a director of ERM, an environmental consultancy, a trustee of the Earthwatch Institute and Plantlife International and an environmental adviser to Jupiter Asset Management. He is currently a trustee of the Gorilla Organisation and an Ambassador for the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).
In 1984 he was awarded the Greenpeace Prize for Outstanding Services to the Environment and in the same year the RSPCA Richard Martin award for services to animal welfare. In 1962 he won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry.
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