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 of 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.