Jeremy Newman

Board Member (SIB representative)

Jeremy is a chartered accountant by profession and the former Global Chief Executive (2008-2011) of BDO. Prior to that, he was managing partner (2001-2008) of BDO’s UK firm, having joined the firm as a trainee in 1978. He has worked extensively in Audit and Corporate Finance and has acted for a wide range of businesses across a variety of industries.

Jeremy is Chair of Optionis, a private equity backed business.  He was Chairman of the Audit Commission from 2012 until its closure in 2015; is currently a trustee of the Social Investment Business Foundation; and a trustee of Frontline and Chair of its Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. He is also the Chair of Trustees of a local primary school, Deputy Chair of a Multi Academy Trust and a trustee of a number of private charitable trusts.  Jeremy was appointed a Panel Member of the Competition & Markets Authority in 2017 and was recently appointed a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Conduct Authority.