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Ian Paul Livingston

Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Carphone plc
Lord Livingston of Parkhead (Ian P. Livingston) is Chairman of Dixons Carphone plc, one of Europe's largest retailers of consumer electronics that employs over 30,000 people and is a market leader in eight countries. He is also a member of the UK House of Lords and sits on its Economic Affairs Committee. He was previously Chairman of the FTSE 250 and fund manager of Man Group plc from 2016 to 2019. He was Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2013 to 2015, responsible for promoting UK’s exports and inward foreign investment and trade policy. Mr. Livingston was Chief Executive Officer of BT Group plc from 2008 to 2013, where he launched a major investment program that delivered superfast broadband to 95% of the UK, launched BT Sport and delivered substantial improvements in profitability and share price. Prior to that, he was CEO of BT’s consumer and business division and Group CFO of BT. He had also previously held the position of Group Financial Director of Dixons Group plc between 1996 and 2002, becoming the youngest Financial Director in the FTSE 100. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Celtic Football club and the luxury hotel group, Belmond Ltd and Hilton Group plc.

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement:
Mr. Livingston Chairs a Taskforce for the UK Government on ensuring the security and diversity of the UK telecoms infrastructure. He is also involved in a number of charities particularly in the fields of education and social care. He was a Trustee on the Board of Jewish Care, one of the UK’s largest social care charities, from 2015 to 2020. He lives in the UK and has been married for over 30 years to Debbie.

Other Current Listed Company Directorships:
Dixons Carphone plc

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