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Sir John Peace chairs Midlands Connect and the Midlands Engine. He has a long and distinguished business career at the highest levels covering the technology, financial services and retail sectors. He is a Founder, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Experian plc, former Chief Executive of GUS Plc, former Chairman of Standard Chartered plc and until July 2018 was Chairman of Burberry plc. He was knighted in 2011 for services to the business and voluntary sector, and has been Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire since 2012.
Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1982, was promoted to partner in 1988 and then senior partner until he stepped down from the role four years ago. He is currently Vice chairman of Coventry and Warwickshire LEP, chairman of Wright Hassall, which is a leading law firm in the region, and Stratford-upon-Avon Cricket Club, as well as being a trustee at the Elizabeth Creek Charitable Trust.
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