Non-Executive Director (UK)

Sir Nigel Sheinwald


Sir Nigel Sheinwald has served as a Non-Executive Director of our company since 2015 and is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. 

Sir Nigel was a senior British diplomat who served as British ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2012, before retiring from Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service. Previously, he served as foreign policy and defence adviser to the prime minister from 2003 to 2007, and as British ambassador and permanent representative to the European Union in Brussels from 2000 to 2003. Sir Nigel joined the Diplomatic Service in 1976 and served in Brussels, Washington, Moscow, and in a wide range of policy roles in London. From 2014 to 2015, Sir Nigel served as the prime minister’s Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing.

Sir Nigel also serves as a senior advisor to the Universal Music Group and Tanium, Inc. and is a visiting professor at King’s College, London. In addition, Sir Nigel serves on the advisory boards of the Ditchley Foundation, BritishAmerican Business, and the Centre for European Reform. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple, one of London’s legal inns of court. Sir Nigel served on the board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2012 to May 2021, and is currently a director of Oxford Instruments plc. He also serves as chair of the sustainability committee and as a member of the nomination and audit and risk committees of Oxford Instruments plc. Sir Nigel received his MA from Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he is now an Honorary Fellow.

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