ScD (Hon), DSc (Hon),
DUniv (Hon), FRINA
69, joined the Board as a non executive director on 9 July 2009 and became chairman of Anglo American plc on 1 August 2009. Sir John is also chairman of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Safety and Sustainable Development (S&SD) Committee.
Sir John is recognised as a highly experienced and independent chairman, has chaired five FTSE 100 companies and brings a broad range of leadership experience across a variety of industries in many countries.
He is a non executive director of Carnival Corporation, EADS and deputy chairman of DP World. Sir John is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford.
Sir John recently stepped down as chairman of National Grid plc and as chancellor of the University of Southampton. He was previously senior non executive director and chair of the Court of the Bank of England and joint chair of Mondi and chair of BVT and P&O plc.