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John Cridland CBE

Chair of Home Group's Board, appointed July 2018

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John is the Chairman of Home Group’s Board alongside his role as Chairman of Transport for the North, the strategic transport authority working to improve connectivity across the North of England.

Calling on a wide range of experience, among various roles, John is Pro Chancellor of Brunel University, President of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council, a Board member of OFSTED, a Visiting Professor at University College London and Chairman of its Green Innovation Policy Commission and a Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

John was also formerly the Director-General of the CBI and is a Founding Commissioner of the Low Pay Commission, which established the National Minimum Wage. He was also on the ACAS Council, Vice Chairman of the Learning and Skills Council, and a UK Commissioner for Employment and Skills and was awarded a CBE in 2006 for his services to business.

He was Independent Reviewer of the State Pension Age in 2016-17, setting the age at 68 from 2039, a member of the 2018 review of the Financial Reporting Council and of the 2019 review of HS2.

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