When you think about power and influence you may think of politicians or royalty. In modern times corporations and FTSE 100 companies and their boards have far more power than most members of parliament. Large companies can inject wealth in the form of jobs into small economies – and the people running these companies have influence in the highest places.
We searched the FTSE 100 to find the people who run the UK’s biggest companies. These are 20 most powerful people that you’ve never heard of.
By Aaron Cope, George Webber, Sam Cropper, Thomas DaSilva