Adam is the Member of Parliament for the Windsor constituency. In 2005 he gained a swing from the LibDems after an active campaign that called on the doorsteps of 35,000 homes.
His background is in business. Adam was founding Director of Connect Support Services - a member of the Sunday Times Fast-Track 100 of Britain's fastest growing companies in 2001 – an IT support services company; he became non-executive Chairman of Connect in 2003 in order to enter full-time politics. He is also Chairman of Adfero, a news and information services business.
He is a former Trustee of Policy Exchange, Governor of the Museum of London and Trustee of the Museum in Docklands and he was proud to be London Chairman of Business For Sterling and a spokesman for the "no" to the Euro campaign.
A Conservative association branch chairman and experienced political campaigner, Adam helped to win the biggest swing to the Conservatives from the Liberal Democrats in the May 2003 local elections in Tonbridge and Malling. He was selected as the Parliamentary Spokesman for Windsor in October 2003.
A former basketball captain and graduate in Agricultural Economics from London University, he is a keen long-distance runner and was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2003.
In July 2007, Adam was appointed as a Shadow Minister for Innovation, Universities and Skills.