Mike Clasper - Chairman

Mike ClasperMike Clasper CBE, Chairman

Mike leads the Board, which provides strategic leadership, approves business plans, monitors performance and ensures the highest standards of corporate governance.


Mike joined HMRC on 1 August 2008 from Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd where he was Operational Managing Director. He was formally Chief Executive at the airport operator BAA plc.

Born in Sunderland, Mike began his working life as a British Rail signalling engineer before joining Procter & Gamble in 1978. He progressed quickly to a series of senior management positions and when he left in 2001 he was President, Global Home Care and New Business Development. From Procter & Gamble he moved to the airport operator BAA.

Mike is a Non-Executive Director at ITV plc and Chairman of the West London Working Consortium. He has also recently been appointed Chairman of Which, a non-executive part-time post of two days a month. He was a founder member of the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change and was also Chairman of the Business in the Community taskforce on marketplace responsibility.