Jim is a chartered accountant, chartered tax practitioner, and holds qualifications in corporate finance, insolvency, and third sector financial management. He heads the Advisory and Impact teams at BWB and helps social sector and private sector organisations to create, analyse, enhance and realise value through acquisitions, disposals, mergers and other structural and transactional approaches as well as through outcomes-based planning, strategy and evaluations.
He is the author of over one hundred and thirty social impact studies (not-for-profit and private sectors), as well as other research and intervention design assignments, and has developed and managed corporate transactions in the UK and abroad in both private and not-for-profit arenas.
Jim’s innovative work in social investment was recognised in 2013 with an OBE, having recently designed and developed the first charity-led social impact bond IAAM – ‘It’s all About Me’ – finding and training therapeutic adoptive parents for harder-to-place children.
He is a Trustee of The Children’s Society, The Bach Choir, Vice-Chair of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, and formerly Chair of the Board of Trustees at PAC-UK. He also sits on advisory and policy groups and panels, mainly at national level, and from 2012 to 2018 was on the European Commission’s GECES Advisory Group for Social Business, lead authoring the EU Impact Measurement Standards.
Jim and his wife are experienced therapeutic adopters, with nine adopted children. The story of their youngest was told in the widely acclaimed BBC documentary “A Home for Maisie.” In addition to public speaking and training engagements, they are the co-authors of BAAF publication “Parenting a child with developmental delay.”