Mike Ashley joined the Commission in 2014. Between 2014 – 2018 he Chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. In 2019 he was appointed Chair of the Policy and Guidance Committee.
Mike is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Barclays PLC, and a member of the Cabinet Office Board, and Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee. He is also a member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.
Additional Information and Previous Roles
Michael retired as the Partner and the Head of Quality and Risk Management of KPMG Europe LLP in September 2013, having spent about 35 years with the firm and its predecessor firm, Peat Marwick.
He was Chair of the Government Internal Audit Agency from 2014 to September 2018 and served as a member of the Treasury’s Audit Committee from 2009 to 2015.
He was also a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board from 2004 to 2010 and the Technical Expert Group of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group from 2005 to 2016 (Vice-Chair from 2010).
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.