Independent Non-Executive Director
KEITH JESS was appointed as an independent non-executive director in September 2019 and as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee in March 2020. He is a member of the Senate of Queen’s University Belfast and a non-executive director on the Board of The Progressive Building Society, in each case chairing the Audit Committees.
His executive career was primarily at Ernst & Young (EY) (and its predecessor entities) based in its Belfast office, where he was Audit Partner from 1990 to 2017. He was Engagement Partner for EY on the audit of a number of companies within the energy sector in Northern Ireland and a range of other large industrial and commercial clients. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.