Biographies of the Leaders

The biographies of the Group of Leaders are written to reflect their role and company position at the time they were interviewed for this book. In the subsequent period between the interview and the time of publication, some leaders may have moved to new roles which are not reflected here.

Major-General John Chester, OBE, BA (Hons)

Formerly chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a body that offers an internationally-recognised professional qualification in management accountancy, John was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1963 after studying at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, and served until 1995. Twice mentioned in dispatches, he served in Borneo, Norway, Ulster and the Falklands ...

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