Lord St John of Bletso (Anthony) has served as a Crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1979.
He trained and qualified as a lawyer in South Africa before working for almost 20 years in financial services in London in the City.
His interests span politics, business, charity work and mentoring SMEs.
His political interests are African affairs, environmental protection, disruptive technologies and human rights.
He serves on the boards of several listed and unlisted companies, including Strand Hanson, Integrated Diagnostic Holdings, Yellow Cake plc and Empati.
He also serves as a director of several investment trusts, including Abion VCT and Smithson.
He advises and mentors several SMEs in marketing, clean technologies, digital currencies, disruptive technologies and corporate restructuring.
Anthony has a long-term interest in the charitable sector and serves as a trustee to several charities focused on wildlife conservation, poverty reduction, education and healthcare.
After completing his law degrees and practicing law in South Africa, he graduated with his Masters in Law at London University in Chinese law and maritime law.