Sir John Peace

CHAIR OF THE JUDGING PANEL

Sir John Peace is Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC and Non-Executive Chairman of Burberry Group plc.
In 2002, Burberry was floated on the London Stock Exchange with Sir John Peace as its Chairman and today Burberry is a leading global luxury brand with worldwide retail operations.
In 2007, Sir John joined the Board of Standard Chartered PLC as Deputy Chairman and was appointed Chairman in 2009. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges and ranks among the top 20 companies in the FTSE 100 by market capitalisation. Headquartered in London, Standard Chartered has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets, banking the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Sir John is committed to supporting his local community in Nottinghamshire and has a long standing interest in education. For 10 years he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University. A key theme during his time as Chairman was the development of an entrepreneurial culture, including the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor from the private sector, a new five-year strategic plan and a large investment in estates. He has been a Trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999. The Academy was one of the first of five schools in England to be recognised by the Chinese Government for its excellence in teaching Mandarin and supporting the training of language teachers. Sir John 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.