In April 2015 Sir Ian Cheshire was appointed to the role of Government Lead Non-Executive. He was appointed for a further three years in April 2018. Sir Ian is also a non-executive member of the Cabinet Office Board.
Sir Ian is the Senior Independent Director of Whitbread plc, Chairman of the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, President of the Business Disability Forum and Chair of the advisory board of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Sir Ian retired as Group Chief Executive of Kingfisher plc in December 2014 after 7 years in the role and 17 years with the company. His other former roles include Chairman of the British Retail Consortium and Lead Non-Executive for the Department of Work and Pensions.