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Sir John Peace CBE

Sir John Peace CBE

Experienced Chair: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 29 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in luxury retail, financial services, technology, government
  • Experience as an Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Governance Committee member, Nomination Committee member, Policy Committee member, Risk Committee member
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Current Positions

Sir John Peace is Chairman of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect. These are government-backed initiatives aimed at driving economic growth throughout the Midlands region in England. He is also Chairman of data-analytics company Octo Telematics and Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

Industry Knowledge

Sir John has a career covering technology, financial services and retail sectors. Formerly Chairman, Chief Executive and a Founder of Experian plc, Chief Executive of GUS plc, Chairman of Standard Chartered plc and Chairman of Burberry plc – all FTSE 100 companies operating globally. He was also Chairman of the Work Foundation, a visionary think-tank. 

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Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-Executive Director of the Economist and a member of the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. Vindi sits on the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

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Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Sir Peter Bonfield is Chairman of NXP Semiconductors N.V., a world leader in automotive semi-conductors. He is Director and Chair of Audit at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, on the Boards of Imagination Technologies in the UK and DarkTrace plc and a Board Director at East West Institute USA. 

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Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder is the Chairman of Givaudan SA, Chairman of AWK Group and the Chairman of Société General de Surveillance (SGS SA). In addition, he is Chairman and Administrative President of the international engineering group Bühler AG.

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Philippe Varin CBE

Philippe Varin CBE

Philippe Varin is the Chairman of Suez, a world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, Chairman of France Industrie and Vice Chairman of the Conseil National de l’Industrie. He is also an Independent Director on the Boards of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Saint Joseph Paris Hospital.

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