From May 2015 to September 2016, Jim was Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury and during this time chaired a formal Review into AMR (antimicrobial resistance) publishing their final recommendations in May 2015, helping drive HM Government’s strategy as well as providing key input to the United Nations in this field.
Until October 2014, Jim chaired the Cities Growth Commission in the UK, which led to the basis for the government’s approach to devolution and the concept of the Northern Powerhouse. Jim is a Board member of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership.
He is Honorary Chair of Economics at Manchester University.
Jim worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist.
Jim, creator of the acronym “BRIC”, worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist.
He is on the board and a founding trustee of the UK educational charity, SHINE, and became lifetime President after joining government. Jim has served on the boards of a number of educational foundations.
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