Lord Sharman retired from KPMG in 1999 and became a life peer. He will take over from Sir Neil Macfarlane at the beginning of November, reports the Financial Times.
Lord Sharman, 60, is already non-executive chairman at Aegis Group, and non-executive director of BG Group and Reed Elsevier.
On top of this he is chairman of the advisory panel of GoodCooperation, which measures organisations against a global standard of corporate responsibility.
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