Google's Larry Page, American Express' Ken Chenault, Three's David Dyson: These are the UK's top-rated chief executives, as voted for by their employees

 
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It's a tough business, being a chief executive these days - so a little bit of love from their employees never goes amiss. Now recruitment site Glassdoor has unveiled its list of the UK's highest-rated chief execs. Alas, the top-rated guy isn't even based here...

The list, which is based on approval by their employees, shows Google's Larry Page is the UK's favourite boss, with a 99 per cent approval rate. Close behind is American Express' Ken Chenault, with 98 per cent (but also based in the US), followed by Three' David Dyson - who, which 97 per cent approval, is the top-rated UK-based chief exec on the list.

In fifth place is EasyJet's Carolyn McCall, who with a 96 per cent approval rating is the only woman in the top 25. Only five UK-listed companies - Lloyds, GSK, Hays, EasyJet and Homeserve - made the list.

Here it is, in its full glory:

1. Larry Page
Google
99%
2. Ken Chenault
American Express
98%
3. David Dyson
Three
97%
4. Martin Bennett
HomeServe UK
97%
5. Carolyn McCall
EasyJet
96%
6. Frank D'Souza
Cognizant Technology Solutions
96%
7. Robert Moritz
PwC
94%
8. Pierre Nanterme
Accenture
94%
9. Jamie Dimon
JP Morgan
93%
10. Colin Temple
Schuh
92%
11. James Gorman
Morgan Stanley
91%
12. Lloyd Blankfein
Goldman Sachs
90%
13. Charlie Mayfield
John Lewis (although Mayfield is technically JL's chairman)
89%
14. Satya Nadella
Microsoft
89%
15. Alistair Cox
Hays
88%
16. Ralf Speth
Jaguar Land Rover
88%
17. Mark Winberger
EY
87%
18. Ratheesan Yoganathan
Lebara
86%
19. Dara Khosrowshahi
Expedia
85%
20. Andrew Witty
GSK
84%
21. Tim Cook
Apple
84%
22. Richard Hanscott
Yell
83%
23. John Chambers
Cisco Systems
82%
24. Kris Hagerman
Sophos
82%
25. António Horta-Osório
Lloyds Banking Group
82%

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