Lord St. John of Blesto - Strategic Advisor to the Board
Lord St John,has been an independent member of the House of Lords since 1978. He qualified as a solicitor in South Africa before completing his Masters in Chinese and Maritime Law at London University. His parliamentary interests include African Affairs, Financial Services, Environmental Protection and Information Technology. He is currently a member of the House of Lords Communications Select Committee as well as the Information Committee and was appointed an Extra Lord in Waiting to HM The Queen in 1998. He serves as a Director and Advisor to several UK Listed and Unlisted companies and worked as a Consultant to Merrill Lynch from 1991 to 2008. He previously held the position of Global Head of Business Development and Marketing of the NASDAQ listed webhosting provider, Globix Corporation. Amongst his business interests, his expertise has focused on corporate governance, financial restructuring and corporate finance. He is currently Chairman and Trustee of nine charities.
Lord St John holds a Bachelor of Arts and Psychology (BA BSocSc) from the University of Cape Town together with a Bachelor of Law (BProc) from the University of South Africa and a Master of Law (LLM) from London University.