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 is himself a keen performer of Opera, currently with “Encore Opera”.
Jim’s present voluntary involvements include Chair of Carlisle Diocesan Board of Finance, Vice Chair of Parish Council and Church Treasurer. He is also a member of the Bondholders Board of HPB (the Holiday Property Bond).
Jim plays golf at Silloth on Solway, always hoping for that elusive “magic round”.
Married to Eve, with 2 sons and 4 grandchildern, Jim has earned a reputation as someone who “gets things done” and he gains real satisfaction from his involvement in Cumbria Foundation, both as Trustee and as member of the Main Grants Panel.