David Lindsay Willetts (born 9 March 1956) is the Minister of State (Universities and Science) at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  He was a director of the right-wing think-tank Policy Exchange from November 2001 until June 2002 and its sister organisation CChange until August 2006.
Financial interests and donations
According to the MP's Register of Financial Interests Willets received the following donations and financial payments:
- Name of donor: Sir Michael Bishop
- Address of donor: private
- Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £35,000—to support the work of my office as Shadow Secretary of State for Universities and Skills, to pay annual salary of research assistant.
- Date of receipt: 23 February 2010
- Date of acceptance: 23 February 2010
- Donor status: individual (Registered 17 March 2010)
- Name of donor: Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place London WC2N 6RH
- Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,662 in connection with research into the ‘Early Years Entitlement’ programme, made in relation to my previous capacity as front-bench spokesman Date of receipt: 30 April 2010
- Date of acceptance: 10 May 2010 Donor status: company No BR000746 (Registered 27 May 2010)
- Willets was a senior Adviser to Punter Southall, a firm of actuaries, advising on pension issues (Resigned on 31 December 2009). (Earnings £75,001-£80,000) Payment of £30,000 for six month period July-December 2009. (Registered 23 November 2009)
- Gleneagles Pensions and Savings Industry Summit 18-20 September 2009: I received an honorarium of £4,000, air travel to Edinburgh and return of £379.60, and accommodation at Gleneagles Hotel for myself and my wife, payment received on 14 December 2009. (Registered 2 February 2010)
- '13-15 January 2000, Willets attended the Franco-British Colloque at Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, sponsored by BP Amoco. (Registered 20 January 2000)'
- Henry Jackson Society - Signatory of Statement of Principles
- Ditchley Foundation - Governor
- Institute for Fiscal Studies - Council member
- Franco-British Colloque