James Sutcliffe is the Chairman of the Boards of Sun Life Financial and Sun Life Assurance and a director of Liberty Holdings in South Africa and Lonmin plc. He was Group Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual plc, an international savings and wealth management company, until he retired in September 2008.
Prior to joining Old Mutual plc in January 2000, Mr. Sutcliffe spent most of his career with Prudential plc, an international retail financial services group. He is a Fellow of the U.K. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Mr. Sutcliffe was formerly a director of the U.K. Financial Reporting Council, Chairman of its Codes and Standards Committee, and Chairman of its Board for Actuarial Standards.
In addition to the public company boards listed here, he is the non-executive Chairman of BaxterBruce and Instratus and a director of STANLIB Limited and Gunn Agri Partners Pty Ltd. Mr. Sutcliffe is a Trustee of Friends of Michael Sobell House in the United Kingdom and was formerly a Trustee of the UK charity supporting Nelson Mandela's work and legacy.