Sir Rob Margetts CBE, FREng, FIChemE
A Chemical Engineer by training, he joined ICI in 1969 as a process design engineer, then being successively promoted to its Main Board in 1992 and becoming Vice Chairman from 1998 for two years., He has been non-executive Chairman of Legal and General Group, The BOC Group and English China Clays and a non-executive director of many other listed and private companies.
Currently, he is Chairman of Ordnance Survey Limited, and Deputy Chairman or a non-executive director of a number of other companies. He is member of the Council of the Chemical Industries Association [CIA], a Director of the Foundation for Science and Technology and a member of the Court of the University of Surrey. He has held numerous Government, public and private roles, mainly with chemical and engineering bodies. He is a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the UK member of the World Chemical Engineering Council. He was awarded a CBE in 1996, and received a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006.