Sir Michael Rake FCA FCGI
Senior Adviser, Chatham House; Chairman, BT and EasyJet
Sir Michael Rake is Chairman of Phoenix Global Resources, NewDay Ltd, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC.
Sir Michael was the former Chairman of Worldpay Group plc (2015 to 2018); BT Group plc (2007-2017); a Director of S&P Global (2008 to 2019); President of the CBI (2013 – 2015); a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group (2010 – 2015); non-executive director of Barclays plc from 2008, becoming Deputy Chairman from 2012 to 2015; Chairman of the private equity oversight group, the Guidelines Monitoring Committee (2008 - 2013); Chairman of EasyJet plc (2010 – 2013) and the first Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (2007 – 2010). He was a director of the Financial Reporting Council (2004 – 2007).
From May 2002 to September 2007, Sir Michael was International Chairman of KPMG. Prior to his appointment as International Chairman, he was Chairman of KPMG in Europe and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK.
Sir Michael was knighted in 2007. In 2011 he received the British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership.
In 2013, he received the Channing Award for Corporate Citizenship, was voted the FTSE 100 non-executive director of the year and received the ICAEW outstanding achievement award.