Sir Ian was a Non-Executive Director of Barclays PLC and Chairman of Barclays UK until 2021.
Sir Ian Cheshire was appointed Group Chief Executive of Kingfisher plc from January 2008 and left the group in early 2015. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of B&Q.
He has been Chairman of Debenhams 2016 to 2019, Chairman of the British Retail Consortium, Chairman of the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change and President of the Business Disability Forum President’s Group. In addition, he chaired the Ecosystem Markets Task Force. Sir Ian retired as non-executive director of Bradford & Bingley PLC eight years ago.
Sir Ian has won awards including lifetime contributions to retailing, green business and the Fortune WEF award for leadership in the circular economy. Sir Ian was knighted in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to business, sustainability and the environment and is a Chevalier of the Ordre National du Merite of France.
Other current principal external appointments
- Chairman, Maisons du monde
- Chairman, Menhaden PLC
- Lead non-executive director for the government