Square has ankled Lord Paul Deighton for its Board of Directors. Deighton served as the United Kingdom’s Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, CEO of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and as a partner at Goldman Sachs.
Deighton most recently served as the United Kingdom’s Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, overseeing the delivery of the country’s infrastructure and working to attract foreign investment in the UK.
He also led the UK’s Banking Reform Act through the legislative process in Parliament. Prior to his government work, Deighton was CEO of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, where he was responsible for building the organization, fundraising, and executing all aspects of the London 2012 Games. He spent the first 27 years of his career in banking, 22 of them at Goldman Sachs.
He is a graduate of Cambridge University with a degree in Economics.
Deighton replaces Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who has stepped down from Square’s Board.
Square’s Board of Directors also includes Jack Dorsey, Roelof Botha, Jim McKelvey, Mary Meeker, Ruth Simmons, Larry Summers, and David Viniar.
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