"Sir John was formerly Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group plc from which he resigned in July 2011, having been appointed to the Board in 2005 and become Chairman in 2006. He retired as Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc in 2006, having also been its Group Chief Executive from 1993 to 1998.
"Sir John is a Director of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (Denmark), the international shipping and investment company and Shui On Land Ltd, a Hong Kong quoted property development company specialising in China. He also holds advisory roles with Northern Trust Corp, USA, and with KKR Asia. In addition, he is a member of various advisory bodies in China: China Development Forum; China Banking Regulatory Commission International Advisory Board; and Tsinghua School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University."