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Jim was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive on the Deloitte UK Oversight Board in January 2019 and is Deputy Chair. He was appointed as a member of the Deloitte Audit Governance Board when it was established in January 2021. He also chairs the INE Oversight Committee, which comprises the Deloitte Independent Non-Executives and provides a forum for ‘deeper dives’ into specific areas of public interest.
After 25 years in financial services, Jim retired as Group Financial Controller/Deputy Finance Director at Lloyds Banking Group in May 2015 and, prior to that, held the position of Divisional Finance Director, Group Operations as well as Group Chief Accountant at the Bank of Scotland. Before joining Lloyds, Jim held senior finance positions at BP for ten years.
Jim is currently on the Board of HSBC UK Bank plc – for which he is also the Chair of the Audit Committee – as well as Marks & Spencer Financial Services plc. He is also Chair of the Audit & Risk committee at Scottish Water and Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Honeycomb Investment Trust Plc. Jim holds a degree in Law and Accountancy from Glasgow University and qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG.