Sir Michael Rake

Sir Michael Rake

Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Skills and Experience

Sir Michael joined the Board in January 2008 as a non-executive Director. He was appointed Senior Independent Director in October 2011 and Deputy Chairman in July 2012. Sir Michael spent over 30 years with KPMG, where he was Senior Partner of the UK firm and Chairman of KPMG International. Sir Michael is Chairman of BT Group plc and was previously Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Chairman of Business in the Community, Chairman of easyJet plc and a director of the Financial Reporting Council. Sir Michael has substantial financial and commercial experience gained in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East. He also has significant experience, both as Chairman and a board member, of listed companies.

Other current principal external appointments

  • President, Confederation of British Industry
  • Director, McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc

Committee Membership

  • Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
  • Board Enterprise Wide Risk Committee
  • Board Financial Risk Committee