Terence Jagger spent his early career 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 (2006-2007). From 2011 to 2015 he was Chief Executive of Crown Agents, the international development company working in Africa and Asia. He has previously had several director and trustee roles. His current roles include: Non-Executive Director of the Single Source Regulations Office, a Non-Executive Director of the London Pension Funds Authority and the Marine Management Organisation, Chair of Governors at Bath Spa University and a Trustee of Tree Aid.