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

Terence Jagger


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.

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.

Non-executive member, SSRO

The SSRO Non-executive members are responsible for:

  • providing independent and constructive challenge
  • establishing the strategic direction of the SSRO (within a policy and resources framework agreed with ministers)
  • overseeing the development and implementation of strategies, plans and priorities
  • overseeing the development and review of key performance targets including financial targets
  • ensuring that the public body complies with all statutory and administrative requirements on the use of public funds

Previous roles in government

  1. External Referral Panel Member

    • 2015 to 2017