The Queen has been pleased to appoint Sir John Peace as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Nottinghamshire to succeed Sir Andrew Buchanan Bt., KCVO when he retires on 21 July 2012.
Sir John Peace is a former High Sheriff and was knighted for services to business and the voluntary sector last year. He is Chair of Standard Chartered plc, Burberry plc and founder and Chair of Experian, which is headquartered in Nottingham. He was Chair of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University for ten years and has been a trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999. Sir John chairs the Nottingham Economic Resilience Forum, focusing on issues associated with the recession and local unemployment. He is the East Midlands ambassador for Business in the Community and is a keen advocate for maximising opportunities for young people. He has served as a Deputy Lieutenant for the last seven years. Sir John lives near Newark with his wife, Christine, and has three daughters.