About us Who we are Sir Ian Cheshire Sir Ian Cheshire was appointed as Mountbatten’s new Chair of Trustees in August 2020. Sir Ian, 60, the chairman of Barclays UK, brings extensive business experience to the role, following a career which includes seven years as chief executive of Kingfisher, the owner of B & Q and Screwfix. “I am very proud to be chair of Mountbatten,” said Sir Ian, who also sits on the board of BT and was previously the lead non-executive director for the Government. “Mountbatten has a fantastic reputation, not just locally but across the country and it really is a national asset. “Its work to promote conversations around dying and bereavement is something I feel, along with mental health, is really important." Alongside his business background, Sir Ian has experience in the charity sector, including chairing the Heads Together campaign and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.