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John Connolly Chairman

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John is currently the Chairman of the Slater and Gordon board. 

John is a chartered accountant and was Managing Partner (nine years) and then CEO and Senior Partner of Deloitte UK for twelve years until 2011. Between 2003 - 2007 he was also Global Managing Director and between 2007 - 2011 Global Chairman.

Since 2011, John has held Chairman roles in a number of FTSE and Private Equity backed companies. John also spent 5 years on the board of London Business School including chairing the Finance and Audit Committee and until mid 2019 he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Backed by Hg, John founded business services group, Cogital in 2016. John was Executive Chairman of the company until the end of 2019 and he is now a material shareholder and strategic advisor to the group.

Today, John is Chairman of G4S plc. and a number of private companies.

Outside of business, John’s interests are family, Manchester United and horse racing.