Sir Roger Carr

Chair, Advisory Board

Major Career Roles

  • Chair, BAE Systems plc
  • Chair, Centrica plc
  • Chair, Cadbury plc
  • CEO, Williams plc

Other Career Highlights

  • Vice Chair, BBC Trust
  • Deputy Chair and Senior Independent NonExecutive Director, Court of the Bank of England
  • President, Confederation of British Industry
  • Chair, Chubb plc
  • Chair, Mitchells & Butlers plc
  • Chair, Thames Water plc
  • Senior Adviser, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP.
  • Chair, Upfield
  • Board member, Wella
  • Chair, English National Ballet

Sir Roger Carr has extensive Boardroom experience in industry, banking and the arts, and is one of the most sought-after Non-Executive Directors and Chairs in the City. His Boardroom experience from the 1990s onwards has included sectors as diverse as defence, utilities, hospitality, consumer goods and security.

Sir Roger is a Senior Adviser to Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts & Co. LP, including Chair of Upfield and a member of the Board of Wella. He is also Vice President of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and a Visiting Fellow of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

He was previously Chair of BAE Systems, Centrica plc, Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England, President of the Confederation of British Industry, Chair of Cadbury plc, Chair of Chubb plc, Chair of Mitchells & Butlers plc, Chair of Thames Water plc and CEO of Williams plc.

Sir Roger is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Founder Chair of the 30% Club, which aims to increase the proportion of women on FTSE 100 Boards to 30 per cent.