Member of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments and Non-executive Board Member, MMO

Terence Jagger

Terence Jagger



Terence Jagger’s early career was in investor relations and strategy development with Shell, American Express, Burmah Oil and Unigate. After a Masters degree in Finance, he joined the civil service in 1995, where he worked in the Ministry of Defence until 2011. His roles included managing the PFI programme, leading the QinetiQ privatisation, Director Financial Management, and political advisor to the NATO commander in Afghanistan (2006-7). From 2011 to 2015 he was Chief Executive of Crown Agents, the international development company working in Africa and Asia. He previously served as a non-executive or trustee of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, the Met Office, the Gloucestershire and the London Wildlife Trusts and the London Library. He is Chair of Bath Spa University; a Non-Executive Director of the London Pension Funds Authority, the Marine Management Organisation and the Single Source Regulations Office; Chair of the Referrals Committee at the Single Source Regulations Office; and a trustee of Tree Aid.

Member of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

The role of the committee is to:

  • provide independent advice to the Prime Minister on the application of the government’s Business Appointment Rules to the most senior members of the Civil Service, armed forces, diplomatic service, and intelligence agencies who wish to take up appointments within 2 years of leaving Crown service
  • provide independent advice directly to former ministers on appointments they wish to take up within 2 years of leaving government

See ACOBA’s register of interests for committee members.

Non-executive Board Member, MMO

Non-executive Board Members of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have collective responsibility for the strategic direction and overall performance of the organisation, ensuring that it is properly and effectively managed and providing stewardship for the public funds entrusted to it.