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Shirley was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive on the Deloitte UK Oversight Board in May 2020, providing oversight of the external audit business only. In January 2021, Shirley stepped down from the UK Oversight Board and became a member of the Deloitte Audit Governance Board upon its establishment.
She was Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Group plc from 2009-2013 and is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at the BBC, Chair of Royal London Asset Management and a member of the board of Royal London Mutual Insurance Society. Her previous non-executive roles include Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee at esure Group plc until 2019 and Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Risk Committee at Hargreaves Lansdown plc until 2020.
As well as working in financial roles, Shirley was previously Chief Operating Officer at Henderson Group plc and at Morley Fund Management (part of Aviva). She also served as a governor of the Peabody Trust housing association. She graduated in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer.