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Mr John Shakeshaft

John is a merchant banker, former diplomat and international company director. He has significant commercial experience in leading financial strategies, promoting responsible governance as well as acting as a trustee and chair in the Arts and Higher Education.

Mr John Shakeshaft - Member of Council
Mr John Shakeshaft - Member of Council

He is a director of Corestone, AG and a trustee of the Museum of the Home, the LSO Endowment Fund, the Council for British Research in the Levant and the Institute of Cancer Research. He holds advisory positions at the Colakoglu Group, the British Academy, Trinity College, Cambridge and the Centre for Geopolitics, Cambridge.

He was deputy chair of the Council of Cambridge University, a board member of Kinnevik, AB and chair of The Economy Bank, NV. He also served as a director of TT electronics, plc, Tele2 AB, Questair, Inc, Carnegie, AB and three listed investment
funds. He was a managing director of Lazard and Baring Brothers.