The High Sheriff in Nomination

Jeremy Sharman

Jeremy Sharman

To enable the requirements of the Sheriffs Act 1887 to be fulfilled, it is the customary duty of an incumbent High Sheriff to nominate, in consultation with the County Nomination Panel, a successor to serve in their county in three years’ time.

Jeremy was born in 1963 in the county of Northamptonshire. He was educated at Kettering Grammar School and Oriel College, Oxford and worked for nearly 20 years in the City of London working mainly in the private equity industry.

In 1998, Jeremy and his wife, Fiona, in the tradition of his ancestral family, returned to bring up their children on a farm in the county. In 2012, they had the privilege of planting a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

Following his formal ‘City’ training in business strategy and finance with the LEK Partnership, SGWarburg and Mercury Asset Management, Jeremy became a founding partner of HgCapital which is now one of the leading private equity firms in the world. He has extensive hands on experience investing in and developing private business including Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, National Transcommunications Limited, Belfast International Airport, Hoseasons, Lloyds List Publishing and Premier Marinas. He has served on over 30 company boards to date and is currently Chairman of a private wealth management business. He continues to invest his time and resources assisting entrepreneurs to fulfil their ambitions.

Jeremy is a strong believer in the value of local community. He has served on the local Parish Council and has founded four independent Christian Community Coffee Shops in the area. He serves as a volunteer in the Chapel Gym in Corby. He has a heart for those who have had a disadvantaged start in life, often without any positive role models, and consequently end up on the wrong side of law. The role of High Sheriff provides a wonderful opportunity to engage with and encourage those who are making a real positive difference in our society.

In 2005, Jeremy established a charity which has helped to create and develop children’s homes and schools in Southern India. The homes protect and educate vulnerable, and often illiterate children. He has also served as Chair of Governors for two preparatory schools, one locally and one in London.

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