Chairman, Midlands Engine
Formerly Chief Executive and Founder of Experian plc, Chief Executive of GUS plc, Chairman of Standard Chartered plc and is currently Chairman of Burberry plc. He was also Chairman of the Work Foundation a visionary think-tank.
He is the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and former East Midlands Ambassador for Business in the Community. For 10 years he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University and is a Trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham.
Sir John was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Nottingham and is an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University.