Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace is Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC. He joined the Board in 2007 as Deputy Chairman and was appointed Chairman in 2009. He is also Chairman of Burberry Group plc. Sir Peace has a strong financial services and retailing background. In 1980, he was one of the founders of CCN Systems and in 2000 he became Group Chief Executive Officer of GUS plc. For 10 years, he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University. He has been a Trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999. Sir Peace chairs the Nottingham Economic Growth Board and 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 Peace was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector.