Having held senior positions at Prudential for a number of years, James has a wide-ranging understanding of the business and draws on previous experience across internal audit, finance and compliance, as well as technical knowledge, relevant to his role.
James has led internal audit teams in UBS in both the UK and Switzerland. Prior to joining Prudential, James was the deputy head of compliance for Barclays plc. He also held a number of senior internal audit roles across the Barclays group, leading teams that covered the UK, the US, Western Europe, Africa and Asia retail and commercial banking activities.
James joined Prudential in November 2010 as the Director of Group-wide Internal Audit and was appointed Director of Group Finance in September 2015, with responsibility for delivery of the Group’s internal and external financial reporting, business planning, performance monitoring and capital and liquidity planning. He also led the development of the Group’s Solvency II internal model.
James joined the Board as an Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer in March 2018. Prior to the demerger of M&G plc, he led the discussions with Hong Kong IA on the revised capital framework for the Group and in July 2019 assumed responsibility for Group Compliance, becoming the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, relocating to Hong Kong in August 2019.