Jim Conybeare-Cross joined City & Guilds at the beginning of August 2011 as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for finance, legal, operations, facilities and real estate, bringing his extensive experience to help the Group build its e-learning capabilities and transform into a vocational education business.
Jim joins City & Guilds from Pearson where he was interim CFO Asia Pacifc for the Education business. Prior to Pearson Jim worked at Reed Elsevier, initially based in Singapore as CFO for Asia Pacific at LexisNexis, the legal information business.
Jim returned to London to join Elsevier Health Sciences where he was CFO of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. During this time Jim was tasked with overseeing the acceleration of print to online, leading back office synergies and cost savings across Europe, and driving development in emerging markets.
Previously, Jim worked at Jones Lang LaSalle (property services) in Hong Kong and Singapore, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (advertising) in London and Hong Kong, and Elf Oil in London after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.