Nicholas Shott was appointed as a non-executive director for the Home Office in March 2017.
Nicholas went into investment banking in 1991, following a career in the media industry. He is now vice chairman of European Investment Banking and head of UK Investment Banking at Lazard, where he is also a member of the London Management Board. He is also a non-executive director on the board of Phoenix Group Holdings, the UK’s largest consolidator of closed life assurance funds.
In 2010, he was asked by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt to lead an investigation into the commercial viability of Local TV in the UK.
The non-executive director team come from the private sector with experience of managing large or complex organisations and projects.
Non-executive directors provide advice and bring an external perspective to the department. They also provide support, guidance and challenge on the progress and implementation of operational business plans, recruitment and succession planning.