Sir Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles


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Sir Nigel Knowles was appointed Chairman at Zeus Capital in September 2014. Sir Nigel is DLA Piper’s former CEO and Managing Partner. During his term from 1996 to 2016, Sir Nigel led DLA Piper’s growth from a regional UK law firm to what is now the world’s largest global business law firm. Sir Nigel is now the firm’s Global Ambassador.

Sir Nigel is also the High Sheriff of Greater London, Chairman of Sheffield City Region LEP and a Trustee of The Prince’s Trust.

Academically, Sir Nigel is a Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, and a Visiting Professor of the University of Sheffield. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the University of Sheffield in July 2011.