Lord Livingston of Parkhead

Lord Livingston of Parkhead

Chairman, Currys plc, member of House of Lords & Former CEO, BT and Trade Minister

Lord Livingston of Parkhead is Chairman of Dixons Carphone plc, one of Europe largest retailers of consumer electronics employing over 30,000 people and market leader in 8 countries. He is also a member of the House of Lords and a Trustee of Jewish Care.

Until the end of 2019, he was Chairman of the FTSE 250 fund manger, Man Group plc.

At the request of the Prime Minister, he became Minister of State for Trade and Investment (2013-2015) and was responsible for promoting UK’s exports and inward foreign investment and trade policy.

Ian was Chief Executive Officer of BT Group plc from 2008 to 2013 where he launched a major investment programme that delivered superfast broadband to 95% of the UK, launched BT Sport and delivered substantial improvements in profitability and share price. Prior to that he was CEO of BT’s consumer and business division and Group CFO of BT.

He had also previously held the position of Group Finance Director of Dixons Group plc between 1996 and 2002, becoming the youngest Finance Director in the FTSE 100. He has also been a non-executive director of the luxury hotel group, Belmond Ltd and Hilton Group plc.