View from the Board: Sir Michael Rake, Chairman, BT - Corporate Governance, Challenges in Modern Leadership & Brexit

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  • About the speaker

    Sir Michael Rake, knighted in 2007 is chairman of BT Group plc (2007) and Worldpay Group plc (2015).  He is also a director of S&P Global (2008), and chairman of Majid AL Futtaim Holdings LLC (2010).

    Mike’s business advisory roles include chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce UK, his membership of the Advisory Council for Business for New Europe, and Board of the TransAtlantic Business Council. He is also a Senior Adviser for Chatham House and a member of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Global Advisory Board.  Mike is a William Pitt Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  Mike is also Vice President of the RNIB. 

    Career History

     

     

    2010-2016

    2010-2016

    2011-2016

    2013-2015

    Chair of Governors and Vice President, Wellington College

    Trustee, Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation

    Chairman of Henley Festival

    President, Confederation of British Industry

    2010-2015

    Member of Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group

    2010-2013

    Chairman of easyJet plc

    2008-2015

    2008-2013

    Non-executive director Barclays, deputy Chairman 2012-2015

    First chairman of Guidelines Monitoring Committee (the private equity oversight group)

    2008-2011

    Non-executive director, Financial Reporting Council

    2007-2010

    First Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

    1999-2007

    Director The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum

    2006-2007

    Member of DTI UK/US Taskforce on regulation

    2006-2007

    Member of Chancellor’s Financial High Level Stakeholder group

    2004-2007

    Chairman, Business in the Community

    1974-2007

    KPMG, including 1998-2006 - UK Senior Partner, 1999-2002 Chairman KPMG Europe, Middle East and Africa, 2002 to 2007 – Chairman KPMG International

     

     

    Awards

     

     

     

    2013

    Channing Award for Corporate Citizenship

    2013

    FTSE 100 non-executive director of the year

    2013

    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales outstanding lifetime achievement award

    2011 

     

    British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership

    2011

    Fellowship of City and Guilds