Sir John Peace

Chairman, Standard Chartered

Sir John Peace is Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC. He joined the Board of Standard Chartered PLC in 2007 as Deputy Chairman and was appointed Chairman in 2009. Sir John is also Chairman of Burberry Group plc.

Sir John has a strong financial services and retailing background. In 1980 he was one of the founders of CCN Systems, an early pioneer of credit scoring techniques, risk models and the development of customer segmentation systems.

In 2000, Sir John became Group CEO of GUS plc, of which Experian and Burberry were a part. In 2002, Burberry was floated on the London Stock Exchange with Sir John Peace as its Chairman. In 2006, GUS plc was demerged and Experian became a FTSE 100 business in its own right, again with Sir John Peace as its Chairman, a position he held until stepping down in July 2014.

Sir John is committed to supporting his local community and has a long standing interest in education. For 10 years he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University and he has been a Trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999. Sir John chairs the Nottingham Economic Growth Board focussing on issues associated with the recession and local unemployment and is a former East Midlands Ambassador for Business in the Community. He is Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Nottingham.

Sir John was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector.