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John Cridland CBE

Chair of Home Group's Board, appointed July 2018

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Appointed July 2018

Calling on a wide range of experience, among various roles, John is Pro Chancellor of Brunel University, President of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council and a member of the NIC Levelling Up Panel.

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, Chairman of the World Skills UK Skills Task Force, a UK Commissioner for Employment and Skills and a Board member of OFSTED from 2016 to 2022. John was awarded a CBE in 2006 for his services to business.

He was Independent Reviewer of the State Pension Age from 2016 to 17, setting the age at 68 from 2039, and a member of the 2018 review of the Financial Reporting Council and the 2019 review of HS2. From 2015 to 2021, he was Chairman of Transport for the North and a Visiting Professor at University College London.

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