Known best as the chairman of the British financial company Standard Chartered, this businessman also headed the Experian international information group.
After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he began working for the Great Universal Stores (GUS) retail company.
Until 2010, he was involved with the management of a non-profit organization known as The Work Foundation.
With his wife, Chris, he raised three daughters. He was born in Nottinghamshire, England, to a father who worked in the coal mining industry.
He held a high-ranking position with designer Thomas Burberry's Burberry fashion house.