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Sir Michael Rake - The future of the EU and the UK's role in it Event

Sir Mike Rake
18:00 - 19:00
14 October 2015
Building 32, EEE Lecture Theatre (Room 1015), Highfield Campus

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Event details

We are pleased to announce that Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of BT Group plc and President of the CBI, will be visiting the University of Southampton as part of our Distinguished Lecture programme.

About the speaker

President of the Confederation of British Industry and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, Sir Michael Rake is Chairman of BT Group plc as well as Deputy Chairman of Barclays PLC, a director of McGraw Hill Financial and Chairman of Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC.

He is also Vice President and Chairman of Governors of Wellington College, Chairman of the Henley Festival, 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, member of the International Baccalaureate Advisory Group and on the Global Advisory Board of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. Sir Michael is also a William Pitt Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge, a City & Guilds Fellow and a Patron of the Science Museum.

He was Chairman of the private equity oversight group the Guidelines Monitoring Committee from 2008 to 2013; Chairman of easyJet plc from 2010-2013; 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. Michael 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.

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 was knighted in 2007. In 2011 he received the British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership. In 2013 Sir Mchael received the Channing Award for Corporate Citizenship, was voted the FTSE 100 non-executive director of the year and received the ICAEW outstanding achievement award.

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