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Anthony Shaftesbury

Anthony Shaftesbury, former British government executive, company executive. Recipient 1st prize Duke of Cornwall's National award for Forestry and Conservation Royal Forestry Society, 1992; named Honorary Citizen, State of South Carolina, 1967.


  • Shaftesbury, Anthony was born on May 22, 1938 in London. Son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper and Francoise Claudine (Ashley) Soulier.

  • Education

    • Student, Eton College, Berkshire, England, 1956. Student, Oxford University, England, 1959.


    • Banker Kleinwort Benson Ltd., London, 1961-1964. Member House of Lords, since 1961. Chairman St. Giles Farms Ltd., Dorset, England, since 1961, Shaftesbury Estate of Lough Neagh Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland, since 1961, Ashurst Investments Ltd., Dorset, since 1978.

      Director, vice chairman P.K.L. Group Ltd., London, 1989-1996. President Dorset F.W.A.G., 1993-1996.


    Party affiliation: conservative


    Denomination: Church of England


    Chairman London Philharmonic Orchestra Council, 1966-1980, International Musicians Seminar, London, 1980-1986. President Hawk and Owl Trust, since 1996. Vice president British Butterfly Conservation, since 1992.

    Lieutenant British Royal Armoured Corps, 1956-1958. Member Shaftesbury Society (president 1961-1996).



    Mountain climbing, music, wildlife conservation, tennis.


    • Married Christina Eva Montan, December 15, 1976 (dis. 2000); children: Anthony Nils Christian Ashley, Nicholas Edmund Anthony Ashley-Cooper. Married Jamila Ben M'Barek, November 5, 2002.
    • father: Anthony Ashley-Cooper Soulier
    • mother: Francoise Claudine (Ashley) Soulier
    • spouses: Christina Eva Montan
    • Jamila Ben M'Barek
    • children: Anthony Nils Christian Ashley Shaftesbury
    • Nicholas Edmund Anthony Ashley-Cooper Shaftesbury
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    Born March 22, 1938
    • 1956
      Eton College
    • 1959
      Oxford University
    • 1961
      chairman, St. Giles Farms Limited
      Belfast, United Kingdom
    • 1961 - 1964
      Banker Kleinwort Benson Limited
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1961
      chairman, St. Giles Farms Limited
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1961
      member, House of Lords
    • 1978
      chairman, St. Giles Farms Limited
      Dorset, United Kingdom
    • 1989 - 1996
      director, P.K.L. Group Limited
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1989 - 1996
      vice chairman, P.K.L. Group Limited
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1993 - 1996
      president, Dorset F.W.A.G.
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