Sir John Peace seated at a table with his hands folded

Sir John was born in Nottinghamshire, the son of a coal miner, and went to school there. He was then educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He became Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire in July 2012. He was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector.

Sir John Wilfred Peace is a British businessman, currently Chairman of Standard Chartered plc and Experian plc.