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Dermot Mathias - Governor

Dermot is a Chartered Accountant with extensive management, corporate finance and NED experience. He joined the London office of a predecessor firm to BDO LLP from university and for many years was the firm’s national head of corporate finance. He was elected UK Senior Partner in 2004 and later the same year became Chairman of BDO’s Global Board.

Since retiring from BDO in 2010, he has held a number of non executive and advisory positions including roles with the Industrial Development Advisory Board, Mainetti, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Vermilion Partners and Shaftesbury PLC.

He is married to Helen and they have four grandsons.They enjoy skiing, walking and travel.