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Ian Peacock

Ian Peacock

Visiting Professor

Ian was educated at Kingswood Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge where he read Maths and Economics.

His first job was in Unilever but he spent most of his executive career in Kleinwort Benson and in Barclays Group, in various roles in London, Hong Kong and New York. He was a Special Adviser to the Bank of England from 1998-2000. Since the Millennium Ian has had a portfolio career which has included chairman positions in Howdens Joinery plc, Mothercare plc, The Housing Finance Corporation and Family Mosaic Housing Association, and non-excutive director positions in Hoare and Co and the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Ian has served as Trustee on a number of charities and chaired the Westminster Abbey Finance Advisory Committee. He recently published his first book Bankers: from Pillars to Pariahs. 

Ian was educated at Kingswood Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge where he read Maths and Economics. His first job was in Unilever but he spent most of his executive career in Kleinwort Benson and in Barclays Group, in various roles in London, Hong Kong and New York. He was a Special Adviser to the Bank of England from 1998-2000.

Since the Millennium, Ian has had a portfolio career including chairman positions in Howdens Joinery plc, Mothercare plc, The Housing Finance Corporation and Family Mosaic Housing Association, and non-excutive director positions in Hoare and Co and the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.

Ian has served as Trustee on a number of charities and chaired the Westminster Abbey Finance Advisory Committee. He recently published his first book Bankers: from pillars to pariahs

Education

Kingswood Grammar School, Bristol 
MA, Philosophy, Open University
MA, Mathematics & Economics, Trinity College, Cambridge

Experience

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, Trustee: 2011 – present
PHG Foundation, Trustee: 2007 – present
London Institute of Banking and Finance, Visiting Professor: 2019 – present 
The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) and Chairman, Affordable Housing Finance –a joint venture between THFC and the Department of Communities and Local Government – Chairman: 2013–19
C Hoare & Co, Adviser to the Board 2008–10, Non-executive Director: 2008–17
Westminster Abbey Finance Advisory Committee, Chairman: 2003–14
Hughes Hall, Cambridge University, City Fellow: 2009–13 
Family Mosaic, Chairman: 2007–13
Mothercare PLC, Chairman: 2002–11
Lombard Risk Management, Deputy Chairman: 2000–10
Close Brothers Corporate Finance, Senior Adviser: 2005–08
Women’s Royal Volunteer Service (WRVS), Trustee: 2001–07
Howdens Joinery plc (formerly MFI Furniture Group Plc), Non-Executive Chairman: 2000–06
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, Non-Executive Director: 1997–2005
i-documentsystems Group Plc, Non- Executive Director: 2000–04
Bank of England, Special Adviser: 1998–2000. 
BZW Ltd, COO, Investment Banking Division: 1996 – 1997 
BZW Ltd, Co-Head Merchant Banking, New York, USA: 1994 – 1996
Kleinwort Benson Group, Director, LBO Unit and Head of Loan Syndications: 1987–90
Kleinwort Benson Group, Director, North American Banking, New York: 1985–87
Kleinwort Benson Group, Assistant Director, Domestic Banking: 1981–85
Kleinwort Benson Group, Manager, Banking Department, Hong Kong: 1978–81
Kleinwort Benson Group, Assistant Manager, Syndication: 1976–78
Kleinwort Benson Group, International Loan Administrator: 1975–76

Expertise

Corporate lending, senior management 

Languages

French: elementary

Publications

Banks: from pillars to pariahs Novum Publishers: June 2018 
‘The Raw Winds of Change’, in Financial World: October/November 2016

Membership

Worshipful Company of International Bankers: Liveryman

External recognition

Quondam Fellow Hughes Hall, Cambridge

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