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Portrait of Sir Michael Rake

Sir Michael Rake

Senior Advisor

Sir Michael Rake is a Senior Advisor to Teneo.

In addition to his role with Teneo, Sir Mike is also Chairman of BT Group plc, as well as Chairman of payments processing firm, Worldpay Group PLC, a Director of McGraw Hill Financial and Chairman of Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC.

He was President of the Confederation of British Industry from 2013 to 2015; a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group from 2010 to 2015; Non-Executive Director of Barclays PLC from 2008, becoming Deputy Chairman from 2012 to 2015; Chairman of the private equity oversight group, the Guidelines Monitoring Committee, from 2008 to 2013; Chairman of easyJet plc from 2010 to 2013; and the first Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from 2007 to 2010. He was also a Director of the Financial Reporting Council from 2008 to 2011, and Chairman of Business in the Community from 2004 to 2007. In addition, Sir Mike was a member of the National Security Forum from 2009 to 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 was International Chairman of KPMG. Prior to his appointment as International Chairman, he was Chairman of KPMG in Europe and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK.

Sir Mike joined KPMG in 1974 and worked in Continental Europe before transferring to the Middle East to run the practice for three years in 1986. He transferred to London in 1989, became a member of the UK Board in 1991, and was elected UK Senior Partner in 1998.

Sir Mike is also a Vice President of the RNIB; a member of the Board of the TransAtlantic Business Council; a member of the Advisory Council for Business for New Europe; Senior Advisor for Chatham House; a member of the International Baccalaureate Advisory Group; and is on the Global Advisory Board of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. Sir Mike is also a William Pitt Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge, a City & Guilds Fellow, and a patron of the Science Museum. He was recently appointed Chairman of the advisory council of “Blue Print for Better Business.”

Sir Mike was knighted in 2007. In 2011 he received the British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership. In 2013 he 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.