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Mike Ashley

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Non-Executive Director

Mike joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2013.

He was formerly Head of Quality and Risk Management for KPMG Europe LLP (ELLP), which formed part of the KPMG global network, where his responsibilities included the management of professional risks and quality control.

He was a member of the ELLP Board and was also KPMG UK's designated Ethics Partner. Mike has over 20 years’ experience as an audit partner, during which he was the lead audit partner for several large financial services groups, most recently HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered PLC, and also for the Bank of England.

Mike has an in depth understanding of auditing and the associated regulatory issues, with specific experience of large, global banks.

Other current principal external appointments

  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Ethics Standards Committee
  • Member, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
  • Vice Chair, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group's Technical Expert Group
  • Chairman, Government Internal Audit Agency
  • Member, Board of the Charity Commission.

 

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