Ian Cheshire

Sir Ian Cheshire

Role: Chairman of the board since April 2016 and of the Nomination Committee. Ian is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Key strengths: Sir Ian has vast experience of a range of businesses in both an executive and a non-executive capacity. He spent 17 years with Kingfisher plc including seven years as group chief executive between 2007 and 2014 where he drove consistent and significant growth in shareholder value. In addition to his current non-executive roles, Sir Ian was formerly Chairman of the British Retail Consortium and Senior independent director of Whitbread plc.

Current external directorships: Chairman of Barclays’ ring fenced bank, Barclays UK, Chairman of Menhaden Capital plc and President of Maisons du Monde. He is also Government Lead non-executive and Lead non-executive board member of the Cabinet Office and President of the Business Disability Forum.

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