Jim Robertson

Non-executive director

Jim Robertson

Jim Robertson became a non-executive director of the Scottish Government in 2019.

Jim Robertson B.Acc CA CTA FCMA was global head of oil & gas tax in Shell for 11 years. He is now a Senior Fellow of ITIC, an education foundation based in Washington DC, in which he delivers capacity-building programmes to tax officials in developing countries together with the IMF, OECD and UN. He is a member of the UN Subcommittee on Extractive Industries Taxation Issues for Developing Countries and chair of  the academic board of the Advanced Diploma in International Tax of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation. Jim is on the governing council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is a member of the Institute’s Scottish Taxes Committee.

Jim qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1981 and joined Shell the same year. He had nine different tax and finance roles in Shell and lived in London, The Hague, Kuala Lumpur, Aberdeen and Houston. He was a founder member of Shell’s Finance Social Investment Network which connected staff to voluntary organizations in need of finance skills and experience. In Shell Finance Jim had global responsibility for promoting professional qualifications and for communications on diversity & inclusion.