Sir Jan du Plessis

Chairman, Financial Reporting Council & Former Chairman, BT Group

Biography

Sir Jan du Plessis was appointed as Chair of the Financial Reporting Council in February 2022.  The FRC is the body that regulates the auditing, accounting and actuarial professions, and sets the UK’s Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes.

Before that, over a period of 18 years, Sir Jan has served as Chair of several large public companies that operate across a variety of business sectors:  BT Group plc (2017 to 2021); Rio Tinto plc (2009 to 2018); SABMiller plc (2014 to 2016); RHM plc (2005 to 2007); and British American Tobacco plc (2004 to 2009).  He has also served as non-executive director of Marks and Spencer Group plc and Lloyds Banking Group plc.

Before becoming a public company Chair, from 1988 to 2004, Sir Jan was Chief Financial Officer of Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group.

He was knighted in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List for services to Telecommunications and Business.