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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, 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, he was Chairman of KPMG in Europe and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK. 

He was also 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 S&P Global Inc.

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Hans Dalborg

Hans Dalborg is currently Honorary Chairman of Nordea Bank. Hans has been Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, Uppsala University, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), ÅF Group and the hi-tech company IZettle.

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Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani

Pascal Colombani previously chaired the Supervisory Board of Areva, was Chairman of Valeo SA and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French Atomic Energy Commission. Pascal is President of TII Strategies SASU, a consulting and investment company, since 2014. He also serves as a member of the EMEA advisory board of JPMorgan Chase, as Senior Advisor of Kearney, a global management consulting firm, as a Senior Advisor of Truffle Capital, and as the Lead Director at TechnipFMC plc.

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Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher is Chairman of Rightmove plc and a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for Marks and Spencer plc. He was previously CEO and Chairman of Shazam and a Non-Executive Director of Merlin Entertainments plc and Moneysupermarket plc.

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Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker has been Chairman of Pennon Group plc and South West Water Ltd, Chairman of National Grid plc, Anglo American plc, Mondi, BVT Joint Venture, RMC Group plc and P&O plc. He has served as Chairman and CEO of both Harland & Wolff and Babcock International. He is currently the Chairman of construction and engineering company Laing O'Rourke.

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