Adam grew up in social housing in Peckham, South East London. He joined the Conservatives in 1990 as an active grassroots member of the Party. Elected MP for Windsor in 2005, Adam was Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation between 2007 and 2010. In 2010, Adam was appointed Chairman of the independent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, responsible for providing parliamentarians with impartial advice on technical topics.
Passionate about social mobility, young people in business and renegotiating our relationship with the EU, in 2004 Adam successfully campaigned against the Euro as London Chairman of Business for Sterling and the 'No to the Euro' campaign. Adam is a serial entrepreneur and investor. While still in his twenties he built a number of high-tech businesses from scratch. He maintains an active interest in business as Non-Executive Chairman of UK and international companies. Adam is proud to be the Patron of Young Enterprise Berkshire.