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Jim Gallagher


Jim Gallagher is an experienced non-executive director, having been a board member for some of the country’s largest pension and life assurance companies.

In addition to his extensive Board experience, Jim has held a fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford, and is an Honorary Professor in the School of Law at Glasgow and in the Centre for Constitutional and Legal Research at St Andrews.

During his senior executive career in public service Jim held a number of influential positions in Number 10, the Cabinet Office and the Scottish Office, including as senior advisor on devolution to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and as Private Secretary to successive Secretaries of State for Scotland. 

Prior to joining the PPF Board he also held non-executive roles at Phoenix Life, Standard Life, Reassure UK (a consolidator), Legal & General, Police Mutual, Royal London Assurance, Scottish Mutual and others. Jim was also a Member of the Council and then the Regulatory Committee of the Law Society of Scotland and is a Trustee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Scotland's National Academy.