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Sir Ian Cheshire

Deputy Chair of the Board

Sir Ian was appointed as chair of Channel 4 in March 2022. Other current appointments are chair of Land Securities Group plc, chair of Spire Healthcare plc, non-executive director of Menhaden plc and chair of King Charles III Charitable Fund. 

His previous appointments include being the lead non-executive director for the government from 2016–2021; chairman of Debenhams; CEO of Kingfisher plc and B&Q; chairman of Maisons du Monde. He was also chairman of the British Retail Consortium; chairman of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on climate change; president of the Business Disability Forum President’s Group; and chaired the Ecosystem Markets Task Force. 

Sir Ian was knighted in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to business, sustainability and the environment, and is a Chevalier of the Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite. He has won a number of awards including lifetime contributions to retailing and Fortune WEF Award for Leadership.

Sir Ian is deputy chair of the Institute’s Board of Governors.