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Sir Michael (Mike) Rake FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael (Mike) Rake FCA, FCGI

Experienced Chairman: Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Partnership

  • 29 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in private equity, financial services, technology, telecommunications, consulting, energy, property, retail and leisure, government
  • Experience as a Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Business Development Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Finance Committee member, Governance Committee member, Investment Committee member, Risk Committee member
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Current Positions

Sir Michael Rake serves as Chairman of Wireless Logic Group Ltd, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Phoenix Global Resources plc, Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC, Newday Group UK Ltd and The International Chamber of Commerce UK, and is a Non-Executive Director at Huawei Technologies (UK) Co. Ltd. He is also a Senior Advisor for Chatham House.

Industry Knowledge

Sir Michael served as the Chairman of BT Group plc, was the former International Chairman of KPMG and, prior to his appointment as International Chairman, was Chairman of KPMG in Europe and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK. 

He was Chairman of Worldpay Group plc, Chairman of EasyJet plc, President of the CBI, a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and a Non-Executive Director of Barclays plc, becoming Deputy Chairman from 2012 to 2015. He was also a Director of S&P Global Inc.

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Vagn Sørensen

Vagn Sørensen is Chairman of Air Canada Inc, Chairman of FLSmidth & Co A/S and Scandlines A/S, Zebra A/S (Tiger) and TIA Technology A/S. Vagn is also Vice Chairman of Nordic Aviation Capital, a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, CNH Industrial, Unilode Aviation Solutions, VFS Global AG and a Senior Advisor to EQT Partners A/S.

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Charles (Chad) Holliday

Charles (Chad) Holliday

Chad Holliday is Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and serves as the Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He previously served as CEO and then Chairman of Dupont, Chairman of the Bank of America Corporation, The Business Council, Catalyst, the National Academy of Engineering, the Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma is Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM, where he has been CEO from 2007 until 2020. He is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips, Non-Executive Director at Unilever and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank.

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Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chairman of CC & Soci and he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group and Salini Costruttori SpA, holding company of the Italian industrial group Webuild.

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