Lord Shaftesbury graduated from the London Business School with a Master’s in Business Administration in 2008. Prior to this he was a DJ and music promoter living in New York. He is an ambassador for the spinal injury charity Wings For Life and a patron for Parallel London, a disability-led mass participation event held in the Olympic Park. He has competed in many ultra marathons to raise awareness for people with disabilities. He is the first Shaftesbury for 50 years to live in St. Giles House, alongside his wife Dinah and their three children. The restoration of the house won several national awards including the 2015 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award for Building Conservation, the 2015 Historic Houses Association/Sotheby’s Restoration Award and the Historic England Angel Award, Best Rescue of a Historic Building or Site.