Mike Rake, FCA, FCGI

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





Chair of Governors and Vice President, Wellington College

Trustee, Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation

Chairman of Henley Festival

President, Confederation of British Industry

2010-2015 Member of Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group
2010-2013 Chairman of easyJet plc


Non-executive director Barclays, deputy Chairman 2012-2015

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


British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership
2011 Fellowship of City and Guilds