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Anthony St John

Non-Executive Chairman, Director and Adviser

London, UK

Anthony St John
David Sproul
Starling Bank
Rory St Johnston
McLaren Capital

Anthony St John’s Biography

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.

Anthony St John’s Background

Chairman of the Advisory Board
Feb 2020 - Present
London, UK
Founded in the 1970s, Geobear is a ground engineering contractor, that aims to save taxpayer money and avoiding closure of main roads. The original founder of Uretek solutions operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Finland, Sweden and Poland.
Falcon Group
Non-Executive Director
2016 - Present
Dubai, AE
A global specialist finance company who provide tailored and flexible financing options that enable mid-cap companies to grow quickly and efficiently as well as assisting large corporations to enhance growth.
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Current Board Positions

Gulf Marine Services PLC
Non-Executive Director
May 2021 - Present
Gulf Marine Services (GMS) manages a fleet of versatile self-propelled lift boats. GMS provides cost-effective solutions alongside minimising its environmental footprint. In March 2014, the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Empati UK Ltd logo Empati UK Ltd logo
Empati UK Ltd
Non-Executive Chairman
2019 - Present
Empati UK Lt is an utility smart meter aggregator.
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Previous Board Positions

Global Resources Investment Trust
Non-Executive Chairman
Jan 2014 - 2017
London, UK
A value added fund focused on restructuring and recapitalising undervalued international resource companies.


Citizens Online
Founded in 2000, Citizens Online is a charity with an aim to explore and assist the impact of the internet on today’s society, without the exclusion of anyone.
Christel House Europe
Apr 2010 - Present
Indianapolis, US
Helping children around the world break the cycle of poverty and become self sufficient, contributing members of their society.
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The Money Maze Podcast
Aug 2020
Anthony St John, a Parliamentarian and experienced Chairman, is interviewed for The Money Maze Podcast. He discusses several topics including investing in Africa, Uranium, cyber security, his relationship with Nelson Mandela and his advice for young people.

Anthony St John’s Education

London School of Economics
LLM (Master of Law)
1982 - 1984
UCT | University of Cape Town
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.), Law
1975 - 1979
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