Sir Mike Rake

Sir Mike Rake

Former Chairman, BT Group

Sir Michael Rake, knighted in 2007 is chairman of BT Group plc (2007) and Worldpay Group plc (2015). He is also a director of S&P Global (2008), and chairman of Majid AL Futtaim Holdings LLC (2010).

Mike’s business advisory roles include chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce UK, his membership of the Advisory Council for Business for New Europe, and Board of the TransAtlantic Business Council. He is also a Senior Adviser for Chatham House and a member of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Global Advisory Board. Mike is a William Pitt Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Mike is also Vice President of the RNIB.

Career History

2010-2016: Chair of Governors and Vice President, Wellington College
2010-2016: Trustee, Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation
2011-2016: Chairman of Henley Festival

2013-2015: President, Confederation of British Industry
2010-2015: Member of Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group
2010-2013: Chairman of easyJet plc
2008-2015: Non-executive director Barclays, deputy Chairman 2012-2015
2008-2013: First chairman of Guidelines Monitoring Committee (the private equity oversight group)
2008-2011: Non-executive director, Financial Reporting Council
2007-2010: First Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills
1999-2007: Director The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum
2006-2007: Member of DTI UK/US Taskforce on regulation
2006-2007: Member of Chancellor’s Financial High Level Stakeholder group
2004-2007: Chairman, Business in the Community
1974-2007: KPMG, including 1998-2006 – UK Senior Partner, 1999-2002 Chairman KPMG Europe, Middle East and Africa, 2002 to 2007 – Chairman KPMG International


2013: Channing Award for Corporate Citizenship
2013: FTSE 100 non-executive director of the year
2013: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales outstanding lifetime achievement award
2011: British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership
2011: Fellowship of City and Guilds