George has extensive financial experience having spent over 20 years in the accounting profession. This knowledge, gained during lengthy tenures at PwC, and, latterly, Ernst & Young LLP as managing partner and Head of Financial Services for Scotland and UK regions, provides George with a deep understanding of accounting and audit matters, and the control environment required for a wealth management business. Such experience allows him to critically assess key accounting and financial considerations including those associated with our recent disposal of Quilter International. George is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In September 2021 George was appointed as the Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of FIL Life Insurance Limited. In July 2022, George was appointed as a member of the Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee and will remain a member until Glyn Barker’s regulatory application is approved and Glyn becomes Chair of the Board.