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Sir John Peace

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of Burberry Group plc
  • Chair of Standard Chartered plc
  • Chair of Experian plc
  • Sheriff of Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Group CEO of Experian Finance plc
  • Group CEO of GUS plc

Sir John Peace is the former Chair, CEO and Co-Founder of Experian plc and within his career has worked within luxury retail, financial services, technology, and government sectors.


Sir John is Chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect – government-backed initiatives aimed at driving economic growth throughout the Midlands region in England. He is also Chair of data-analytics company Octo Telematics Ltd, Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, Commission Chair of the Local Government Association and Lord-Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire County Council.


Sir John was knighted in 2011 for services to the business and voluntary sector and became Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire in July 2012.