Jude is a chartered accountant with extensive commercial and international experience gained from a 30-year career with KPMG, 16 years of which as a partner in the London office. His experience includes auditing and advising on mergers, acquisitions and stock exchange listings, for public and private companies. Following his retirement from KPMG, he took the decision to focus his work in the Public Sector and in particular, Education and Health with a combination of voluntary and non executive work.
Until recently, Jude was a governor of the City Academy, Hackney, and the City of London Academy, Southwark and has served as a member of the Corporation of London Education Committee. He is currently chair of governors of Ixworth Free School (Suffolk) and a governor of the Seckford Foundation. Jude is chair of SSAT (The Schools Network) Ltd, an education services provider and a non-executive director and Deputy Chair of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust where he also chairs the audit and risk committee. Jude has a degree in biochemistry, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Freeman of the City of London.