James Strachan

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"James Strachan joined the FSA Board in November 2009. He is a non-executive director of Towergate Insurance Group, JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust plc, Welsh Water Limited, Sarasin and Partners LLP and Social Finance Limited. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow in risk and regulation at LSE and, having been Chairman, is now a Vice President of the charity, RNID. Until 2006, he was Chairman of the Audit Commission, the public services regulator and watchdog, and he served as a Director of the Bank of England until May 2009. Previously on the Board of Ofgem and on the DTI Business and Energy Boards, he started his career as a commercial banker at Chase Manhattan and then became an investment banker at Merrill Lynch for 13 years, where he was Managing Director and a board member of Merrill Lynch International. James was also previously a non-executive director of Care UK plc and Legal and General Group plc."[1]


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  1. Financial Services Authority James Strachan, organizational web page, accessed August 3, 2012.