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Mr John Shakeshaft

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

John Shakeshaft has an executive background as a banker, director and member of HM Diplomatic Service with significant experience in corporate governance, finance and commercial development, tempered with an evident passion and understanding of Higher Education.

John held executive positions at Morgan Stanley, Baring’s, Lazard and ABN AMRO and has been a director of Questair Inc, TT electronics plc, Tele2 AB, Carnegie, AB and Kinnevik, AB and also chaired a number of private investment funds.

He chaired The Economy Bank, NV and Corestone, AG.

From 2010 to 2018 he was deputy chair of Council at Cambridge University.

John has also been a member of various other committees at Cambridge University: Audit Committee (Chair), Governance Committee, Ethics, Gifts and Compliance Committee, Estates Committee, Nominations Committee, Investment Committee.