James Timpson OBE DL is Chief Executive of Timpson Ltd, a retail business with over 2000 shops. James is also Chair of The Prison Reform Trust, and Chair of Tate Enterprises Limited. His passion and enthusiasm for business, and people was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2011 where he was presented with an OBE for ‘Services to Training and Employment for Disadvantaged People’. The following year he was appointed the David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation for 2012/13, at the Newcastle University Business School helping to inspire and motivate budding entrepreneurs, business leaders and students alike. He was appointed the HRH Prince of Wales Ambassador for responsible business in the North West in 2015.
This role is not remunerated. This reappointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments, the process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. James Timpson has not declared any activity.