James Bowling BA (Hons) Econ, ACA
Appointed: Chief Financial Officer on 1 April 2015
Membership: Disclosure Committee (Chair), Treasury Committee, Executive Committee
James is a chartered accountant, who started his career with Touche Ross and brings significant financial management, M&A and business transformation expertise to the Board. Prior to joining Severn Trent, James was interim Chief Financial Officer of Shire Plc, where he had been since 2005, first as Head of Group Reporting and from 2008 as Group Financial Controller. Prior to joining Shire, James spent nine years at Ford Motor Company in various finance roles of increasing responsibility.
James has recent and relevant financial experience as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
- Director of Water Plus Limited - joint venture with United Utilities