About JWA Governance

The Partners of JWA Governance have a substantial track record of advising Boards of Directors and bring direct experience of serving on boards and committees. They have particular experience of assisting clients with regulatory issues and ensuring best practice in corporate governance. They have conducted board reviews for businesses and public bodies.

Anthony Archer

Anthony Archer combines a twenty year career in senior level executive recruitment with earlier experience in banking and accountancy. He was a partner of Odgers Berndtson in London and was in corporate finance with S.G. Warburg and County NatWest. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and is an Associate of the ICAEW.

He has served clients across all sectors of the economy, including listed companies, private-equity backed businesses, major charities and foundations, regulatory bodies and trade organisations. He is a Governor of the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. He is a freeman of the City of London and holds a law degree from the University of Birmingham.

Jonathan Whiticar

Jonathan Whiticar brings a twenty year career in M&A, banking and capital markets, prior to which he worked for a major US insurance company. He was a director of Schroders, NatWest and the DTI, and a managing director of The Royal Bank of Scotland. Since 2005, he has been a consultant to BIS and professional regulatory bodies. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in Ontario, Canada and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.

He is a member of the Competition Commission and non-executive director of FSA-regulated financial services companies in the Countrywide Group. He was recently appointed a non-executive director of Capital Professional Limited, a new wealth management company. He has a MA in Classics (Literae Humaniores) from the University of Oxford.