Desmond is a qualified solicitor, whose early career was in financial services, initially in legal services and compliance and later in operations. This included becoming Managing Director of Britannia Life in 1996 for two years. He is the former Chief Executive of The Law Society and a former Chief Executive of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.
Desmond has held a number of non-executive roles with national agencies and professional bodies, including Chair of the Taxation Disciplinary Board, Director of the Solicitor's Indemnity Fund, Co-chair of Queens Counsel Appointments and Chair of RICS Nominations Committee. He has been responsible for corporate strategy and financial strategy throughout his career. He also has extensive experience of regulatory compliance, audit, risk management, and governance. Desmond lives in Oswestry.
Last Updated : 06 November 2018