Jim, a qualified chartered accountant, joined the Corporation in 1994. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Search Committee.
Jim was a Finance Director in the local NHS for nineteen years and was the Director of Finance & Systems Reform at Stoke on Trent Primary Care Trust (a role with commissioning responsibility of c£500m) before retiring in 2010. Prior to his retirement he was an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and served on several national finance committees.
Jim has also provided advice and guidance to Government on NHS pension reforms.