James Bowling
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James Bowling

Non-executive Director

James joined the Board as Non-executive Director on 7 September 2023 and became Audit Committee Chair on 18 September 2023.


James was Chief Financial Officer of Severn Trent Plc from 2015 until his retirement in July 2023. Prior to joining Severn Trent, James was interim Chief Financial Officer of Shire Plc, where he had been since 2005.  Prior to joining Shire, James spent nine years at Ford Motor Company in various finance roles of increasing responsibility.

James is currently a non-independent Non-executive Director at Water Plus Group Ltd and Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited.

Skills and Experience

James has recent and relevant financial experience as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and as an experienced listed company CFO who has successfully applied his skills across a number of sectors, with broad experience in financial reporting, enterprise risk management, long-term capital investment models and a range of corporate activity, including M&A.


Audit Committee Chair