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Biography PhotoSir John Parker
Chairman
Anglo American plc and Vice Chairman of DP World Limited

Sir John Parker has been a director of Carnival Corporation since 2003 and a director of Carnival plc since 2000, having served as Deputy Chairman of Carnival plc from 2002 to 2003. He was the non-executive Chairman of National Grid plc from October 2002 until January 2012. He has been Vice Chairman of DP World Limited since February 2005 and a director of Anglo American plc since July 2009, serving as its Chairman since August 2009. He has also been a non-executive director of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. since October 2007. From May 2007 to August 2009, he served as non-executive chairman of Mondi plc. He was formerly Senior Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England, a non-executive director of GKN plc, Brambles Industries plc and BG Group plc, Chairman of Babcock International Group plc, RMC Group plc, and P&O Group plc, President of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was formerly a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain and Chancellor of the University of Southampton. Sir John Parker has been a member of the General Committee of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping since 1983 and was Chairman of its Technical Committee from 1993 to 2002.