From May 2015 to September 2016, Jim was Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury and during
this time chaired a formal Review into AMR (antimicrobial resistance) publishing their final
recommendations in May 2015, helping drive HM Government’s strategy as well as providing
key input to the United Nations in this field.
Until October 2014, Jim chaired the Cities Growth Commission in the UK, when it provided its
final recommendations, which formed the basis for the government’s approach to devolution
and the concept of the Northern Powerhouse. Jim is a Board member of The Northern