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PRESS RELEASE : Shahpur Kabraji appointed as Trustee to The Natural History Museum Board [August 2023]

The press release issued by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 23 August 2023.

The Prime Minister has appointed Shahpur Kabraji as a Trustee of The Natural History Museum Board for a term of three years, commencing 26th June 2023.

Shahpur Kabraji

Appointed from 26 June 2023 until 25 June 2026.

Shahpur is a Partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a leading global law firm. He focuses on domestic and cross-border finance transactions and regularly advises leading global private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and corporates in connection with a variety of corporate finance transactions. As part of his various responsibilities at Simpson Thacher, he is co-chair of the London Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is also a trustee of education service provider based in London, The Complete Works.

Remuneration and Governance Code

Trustees of the Natural History Museum are not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Shahpur has not declared any significant political activity.