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Co-Chair Business in the Community International
Mike Wareing is a Board member of Wolseley Plc (from October 2009) and Audit Committee Chairman (from January 2010), he is a board member of Business in the Community and Co-Chairman of Business in the Community International. Mike was International Chief Executive of KPMG from 2005 until he retired in September 2009, having previously been Chief Executive of KPMG’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Mike joined KPMG in 1973 and was articled as an accountant in Birmingham. He rose to Deputy Senior Partner in Birmingham, and has also held a number of senior national positions for the UK firm. These have included UK Head of Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail (1997), KPMG first UK Head of Sales (1999), and Chairman of the UK Client Service Board (2001). He was KPMG’s lead partner for many major international clients.
Mike has been closely involved in work for a number of charities and public bodies, including as a Board member of Business Action on Homelessness and joint Chairman of both Project Compass – which aims to help homeless ex services personnel return to full time work, and ENGAGE – a global campaign to promote employee volunteering. He was also Chairman of Fit for the Future, the CBI-led, DTI-backed national best practice campaign for business for a number of years.
In 2007 he was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for the Reconstruction of Southern Iraq and Chairman of the Basra Development Commission.
Mike’s family home is in Worcestershire, and he is married with six children. His interests lie in horse racing (ex amateur jockey), skiing, sailing and scuba diving.
Mike was awarded a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George in the January 2010 New Years Honours List
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