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John Guthrie Griffith-Jones (born 11 May 1954) is a British accountant. He was chairman of the
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Early life

John Griffith-Jones was born on 11 May 1954. He is the son of Mervyn Griffith-Jones and Joan Baker. He was educated at
Eton College Eton College () is a Public school (United Kingdom), public school in Eton, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1440 by Henry VI of England, Henry VI under the name ''Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore'',Nevill, p. 3 ff. i ...
, and he earned a bachelor of arts degree from
Trinity Hall, Cambridge Trinity Hall (formally The College or Hall of the Holy Trinity in the University of Cambridge) is a Colleges of the University of Cambridge, constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is the fifth-oldest surviving college of the uni ...
in 1975.


Career

Griffith-Jones worked for
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from 1975 to 2012. He was the chairman of its Europe, Middle East, Africa and India division from 2008 to 2012. Griffith-Jones was a director and deputy chairman of the
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from 2012 to 2013. Between April 2013 and April 2018 he served as the chairman of the
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. Griffith-Jones served on the advisory board of the Cambridge Judge Business School from 2008 to 2016. Griffith-Jones has been the Chair of
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since January 2019. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Essex in 2019.Thurrock man named Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex
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Personal life

Griffith-Jones married Cathryn Mary Stone in 1990. They have a son and a daughter.


References

Living people British chairpersons of corporations People educated at Eton College Alumni of Trinity Hall, Cambridge British accountants Deputy Lieutenants of Essex Financial Conduct Authority people 1954 births {{UK-business-bio-stub