Numis at a glance

Latest Transactions
£350m capital raise
November 2022
M and C Saatchi
Joint financial adviser and joint corporate broker to M&C Saatchi on the successful takeover defence
November 2022

Catherine James

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed May 2014
Catherine James is an independent Non-Executive Director of Numis and Chair of the Audit Committee.  Catherine is also a member of the Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.

Catherine is the nominated director to champion and lead Numis’ formal employee engagement initiative so that Numis better understands and ensures staff views are aligned with the culture and strategy of the business.

Key Strengths

Catherine’s broad range of experience and influence, across both external and internal communications coupled with her strategic thinking and financial expertise in the public markets combine to make her a highly regarded director and valued contributor to the Board. Catherine’s excellent communication skills will be important as we embark on enhancing our employee engagement responsibilities. The engagement and feedback process will provide the Board with an unique perspective and insight on the issues under discussion and which are important to our employees.

Background and Career

Catherine was the Head of Investor Relations of Diageo Plc where she worked for the business for ten years (1997-2017). Prior to that Catherine worked as Finance Director of Grand Metropolitan Estates and IR Director for Grand Metropolitan (prior to the merger with Diageo in 1997). Catherine is a Trustee of the Diageo Pension Scheme and a director of Walhampton Limited and an adviser to Tulchan Communications LLP. Catherine has recently been appointed Treasurer to TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.