Sir Michael Rake is Chairman of BT Group plc. He is Chairman of easyJet plc, as well as Deputy Chairman of Barclays PLC, and a director of McGraw Hill Inc. He is also chairman of the private equity oversight group the Guidelines Monitoring Committee. Mike is also Chairman of the Henley Festival and Chairman of Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC. He was the first Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from 2007 to 2010. He was a director of the Financial Reporting Council from 2008 to 2011 and Chairman of Business in the Community from 2004-2007.
From May 2002 to September 2007 Sir Michael Rake was Chairman of KPMG International. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of KPMG International he was Chairman of KPMG in Europe and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK.
He joined KPMG in 1974 and worked in Continental Europe before transferring to the Middle East to run the practice for three years in 1986. He transferred to London in 1989, became a member of the UK Board in 1991, and was elected UK Senior Partner in 1998.
Mike is also Vice President and Chairman of Governors of Wellington College, a Vice President of the RNIB, a member of the Board of the TransAtlantic Business Council, a Trustee of the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation, a member of the Advisory Council for Business for New Europe, Senior Adviser for Chatham House, a member of the Baccalaureate Advisory Group and on the Global Advisory Board of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. Mike is also a William Pitt Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge and a City & Guilds Fellow. He has been appointed as the next president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Mike was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group from 2010 to 2012 and he was a member of the National Security Forum for 2009/2010 and a member of the board of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum from 1998 to 2007.
Mike is married with four children.