John Nash, Baron Nash
|The Lord Nash|
|Born||22 March 1949|
|Alma mater||Corpus Christi College, Oxford|
John Alfred Stoddard Nash, Baron Nash (born 22 March 1949), formerly a British businessman, now Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools and co-founder of charity Future, founded in 2005. He was Chair of the British Venture Capital Association (1988-89). He is on the board of the Centre for Policy Studies. He is also co-chair of Governors of Pimlico Academy. I parliamentary under Secretary of State for education
Nash read law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and became a barrister before moving into finance. Nash was Assistant Director of Lazard Brothers and Co Ltd (1975–1983) before moving to private equity firm Advent Limited, becoming its managing director in 1986. He was co-founder of private equity firm Sovereign Capital, as well as being chair of the British Venture Capital Association from 1988 to 1989. He is also the former chairman of one of the biggest contractors to the NHS, Care UK.
Political career 
In 2013 it was announced that Nash would become a schools minister. He became a life peer as Baron Nash, of Ewelme in the County of Oxfordshire on 21 January 2013.  He and his wife have donated almost £300,000 to the Conservative Party and according to the Telegraph, the appointment raises concern about a potential conflict of interest and appointment of donors though the Department for Education said he would not make business decisions whilst in office.
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