Jim is a life-long resident of rural Cumbria. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1970, he followed a challenging senior managerial career in professional, industrial and educational environments, and leading to specialisation in business recovery.
Since retirement Jim has served terms as Hon Finance Director of National Charities promoting amateur music making, and has enjoyed a life of choral and operatic performance.
Jim’s many current voluntary involvements include Trustee of Carlisle Diocesan Board of Finance (Chair), Council member of Carlisle Cathedral and Friends, and membership of the Bondholders Board of HPB (the Holiday Property Bond).
Jim plays golf at Silloth-on-Solway and Carlisle, (always hoping for that elusive “magic round”), and hopes to complete the ascent of the 214 “Wainwrights” in 2022.
Married to Eve, with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren, Jim has earned a reputation as someone who “gets things done” and he gains real satisfaction from his involvement in Cumbria Foundation, as Trustee, member of the Main Grants Panel and also as an Endowment Funder.