Shackleton has worked for a number of investment banks including James Capel, DLJ, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers.
John Sunnucks, chairman of Bell Pottinger financial and corporate, said: “Ian is a great addition to our team. The strength of his corporate network, IR experience and reputation as one of the City’s leading analysts will considerably strengthen our offering to clients, particularly in the consumer sector which is a key area of focus for us.”
Shackleton added: “I am delighted to be joining the Bell Pottinger team. I am particularly looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to existing clients as well as helping the company generate new business opportunities.”
Shackleton joins the Bell Pottinger team on October 3.