Tim was appointed chief executive officer of IG in 2006, having served as the group’s finance director since joining the company in 1999. Tim qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. In 1990, he was one of a group of partners and staff who left Ernst & Young to form Rees Pollock, a firm of chartered accountants targeted at entrepreneurial, owner-managed businesses. He was a partner in Rees Pollock for seven years, and there developed a relationship with IG, taking responsibility for the group’s audit. With a strong finance background and a considerable number of years in the business, in his role as our chief executive Tim continues to work with the Board and lead IG to develop and implement our strategy. Tim graduated from the University of Reading with a first-class degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Tim will be stepping down from the Board at the AGM on 15 October 2015. Tim is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of FIA Europe, formerly known as the Futures and Options Association.