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Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley

Non-Executive Director

Mike joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2013.

Mike has over 20 years’ experience as an audit partner, during which he was the lead audit partner for several large financial services groups, most recently HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered PLC, and also for the Bank of England. He has an in depth understanding of auditing and the associated regulatory issues, with specific experience of large, global banks.

He was formerly Head of Quality and Risk Management for KPMG Europe LLP (ELLP), which formed part of the KPMG global network, where his responsibilities included the management of professional risks and quality control. He was also a member of the ELLP Board and KPMG UK's designated Ethics Partner.

Mike is currently a member of the Cabinet Office Board and chairs its Audit and Risk Committees.

Other current principal external appointments

  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Ethics Standards Committee
  • Member, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
  • Member, Board of the Charity Commission

Committee memberships