Senior Advisers

Peter Sands

Peter Sands

Senior Adviser

Peter Sands is a Senior Adviser to Shore Capital and joined the firm in November 2016.  He brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of international markets to the Group’s advisory panel following his nine-year tenure as Chief Executive of Standard Chartered. He started his career as a trainee in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before spending 14 years at McKinsey, latterly as a Director. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and is also the lead non-executive board member of the UK’s Department of Health.

Andrew Higginson

Andrew Higginson

Senior Adviser

Andrew Higginson is a Senior Adviser to Shore Capital and joined the firm in March 2016. He is an experienced and distinguished executive, having operated at a senior level in numerous successful British businesses. He latterly spent 15 years on the Board of Tesco plc, holding roles including finance and strategy director and chief executive of retailing services. He previously held senior finance roles at Laura Ashley Holdings and The Burton Group, having started his career at Unilever and Guinness Brewing. He has more recently held high profile non-executive roles, including Chairman at Poundland, N Brown Group, and Wm Morrison, and Senior Independent Director at BskyB.

Senior Political Adviser

Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Senior Political Adviser

Matthew Elliott is the Senior Political Adviser to Shore Capital having been Chief Executive of the successful Vote Leave campaign in the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union in 2016. At Business for Britain (BfB), the precursor to Vote Leave, he oversaw the publication of Change, or Go: How Britain would gain influence and prosper outside an unreformed EU, which became a key blueprint for Brexit and was serialized in the Daily Telegraph. Matthew has been described by the Financial Times as “one of the most formidable political strategists in Westminster,” by the BBC as "one of the most effective lobbyists at Westminster", and by the New European as “an unsung titan of the Brexit cause.” Previously, he led the successful NOtoAV campaign in the 2011 referendum on changing Britain’s voting system, and is the Founder of the UK’s TaxPayers’ Alliance. Alongside other commitments, he is now Editor-at-Large of BrexitCentral. He has written four books, numerous op-eds, appears regularly on TV and radio, and is a frequent speaker both in the UK and overseas.


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