Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr started his career with Honeywell Computers, rising through a number of general management roles as the company expanded in the UK during the late 1970s. In 1982 he joined Williams Holdings, a small engineering company, which he helped build into a major FTSE 100 industrial conglomerate as Operations Director, Managing Director, and finally Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2000. During this period he was also a Non-Executive Director and subsequently Chairman of Thames Water.

From 1996 to 2003, Sir Roger was a Non-Executive Director of Six Continents, previously known as Bass and subsequently became Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers when Six Continents plc demerged into Mitchells & Butlers plc and InterContinental Hotels plc. From 2000 to 2010 he was a Non-Executive Director of Cadbury Schweppes and became Deputy Chairman in 2003. In 2008 following the demerger of Dr Pepper Snapple, he became Chairman of Cadbury plc and remained in that role through to the acquisition of the company by Kraft in 2010. He was President of the CBI from 2011 to 2013. From 2004 to December 2013 he was Chairman of Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas. From 2007 to 2014 he was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director on the Court of the Bank of England.

Board Mandates

Sir Roger is Chairman of BAE Systems plc.

He is Vice-Chairman of the BBC Trust.

He is a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts.

Sir Roger is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, a Companion of the Institute of Management, a Visiting Fellow of the Said Business School, Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Trustee of Landau Forte Charitable Trust (which operates 6 Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands, UK).


Sir Roger was knighted in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List for services to business.

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