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company executive , British government executive

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.


Student, Eton College, Berkshire, England, 1951-1956;student, Oxford (England) University, 1958-1959.


Banker, Kleinwort Benson Ltd., London, 1961-1964;member, House of Lords, London, since 1961;chairman, St. Giles Farms Ltd., Dorset, England, since 1961;chairman, Shaftesbury Estate of Lough Neagh Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland, since 1961;chairman, Ashurst Investments Ltd., Dorset, since 1978;director, vice chairman, P.K.L. Group Ltd., London, 1989-1996;president, Dorset F.W.A.G., since 1993.


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 since 1961).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: mountaineering, 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.

Anthony Ashley-Cooper Soulier

Francoise Claudine (Ashley) Soulier

Christina Eva Montan

Jamila Ben M'Barek

Anthony Nils Christian Ashley Shaftesbury

Nicholas Edmund Anthony Ashley-Cooper Shaftesbury