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Sir John Parker

Chairman of the Board of Anglo American plc

Sir John Parker is Chairman of Anglo American PLC, Chairman of Pennon PLC, Non- Executive Director of Carnival PLC and Carnival Corporation. He has completed his term 2011-2014 as President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He stepped down as Chairman of National Grid PLC in December 2011.

His career has spanned the engineering, shipbuilding and defence industries, with some 25 years’ experience as CEO including Harland & Wolff and the Babcock International Group. He also chaired the Court of the Bank of England between 2004 and 2009.

Sir John Parker studied Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering at the College of Technology, Queens University, Belfast.

Current mandates:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE
  • Director of Carnival PLC and Carnival Corporation
  • Chairman of Anglo American PLC
  • Chairman of Pennon Group PLC
  • Director of White Ensign Association Ltd.
  • Visiting fellow of the University of Oxford
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