The Benefits and Costs of Shareholder Activism
17.30 Tuesday, 27 May 2014
London Business School

A presentation of the academic research paper "The Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study" followed by a panel discussion and a reception, organised by the LBS Centre for Corporate Governance and the ECGI held at the London Business School.
Attendance by invitation only.


John Connolly
AMEC and G4S

John Connolly is Chairman of FTSE100 Consulting, Engineering and Project Management company AMEC plc, and Chairman of G4S plc, the world’s leading provider of Security Solutions, also a FTSE100 company. He is also chairman of, and an investor in a number of private companies.

John spent his career until May 2011 with global professional services firm Deloitte. John was Global Chairman between 2007 and 2011, and prior to that, Global Managing Director between 2003 and 2007. He was Senior Partner and CEO of the UK Partnership from 1999 until his retirement from the Partnership in May 2011.

At Deloitte, John was instrumental in transforming the firm – once the smallest of the major accounting and consulting practices. Particular achievements included masterminding a merger with Arthur Andersen and leading on the strategy to retain consulting in the group at a time when all major competitors exited this field. He also played a significant role advising some of the firm’s biggest clients. His professional background was in corporate finance.

Beyond commercial business roles, John is on the Board of Governors of London Business School, member of the Advisory Board of the Mayor of London, a member of the British American Business International Advisory Board and a member of the CBI President’s Committee. He is also Chairman of the Appeal Board to establish The Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital.