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John Peace

Sir John Peace
Born John Wilfred Peace
2 March 1949 (1949-03-02) (age 65)
Nationality British
Alma mater Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Occupation Businessman, currently Chairman of Standard Chartered plc, Experian plc and Burberry Group plc
Board member of
Standard Chartered, Experian, Burberry, The Work Foundation
Spouse(s) Chris Peace
Children 3

Sir John Wilfred Peace (born 2 March 1949)[1] is a British businessman, currently Chairman of Standard Chartered plc, a British multinational banking and financial services company.

Early life

Peace was born in Nottinghamshire, the son of a coal miner, and went to school there. He was then educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[2]


Peace joined GUS plc straight from Sandhurst, rising to Group Chief Executive.[3]

Peace is Chairman of Standard Chartered plc[4] and Experian plc. Peace is non-executive chairman of Burberry Group plc since June 2002. Previously, he was Group Chief Executive of GUS plc[5] from 2000 to 2006.

Other responsibilities

Peace became Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire from 21 July 2012. He was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector.[6][7]

He was previously chair of trustees for the not-for-profit organisation, The Work Foundation. He left this position in 2010.

Personal life

Peace and his wife, Chris, a school teacher, have three daughters. They met at school.[3]


  1. ^ "MUSTO TOPCO LIMITED". Dellam. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Current Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire". Nottinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Saturday Profile: Peace after boardroom battles". The Daily Telegraph. 25 November 2000. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Pratley, Nils (4 August 2010). "Standard Chartered might get tired of London". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Argos sales boost GUS group". The Guardian. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Peace, John: Brief Biography". Reuters. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Queen's birthday honours list: Knights". The Guardian. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Andrew Buchanan, Bt
Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
Succeeded by
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