Gavin Shuker

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Gavin Shuker


Gavin is a former Member of Parliament and financial technology founder. He has extensive parliamentary and policy making experience, having served 10 years as the Labour MP for Luton South and in a variety of frontbench roles. He also chaired the influential Labour and Cooperative group of MPs and served as an active member of a number of Parliamentary Committees including the Transport, Environment, and Women and Equalities select committees.

Following his time in front-line politics, Gavin spent three years as CEO of open-banking consumer fintech Cardeo – gaining practical experience of bringing an innovative fintech proposition to market in a highly regulated space, obtaining executive permissions under the FCA’s senior management regime.

In his role at 56° North, Gavin supports strategic communications, public affairs and campaigns by start-ups and scale-ups in their efforts to engage effectively with key decision makers.

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