A graduate of Glasgow University, Jim Robertson qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1981 and joined Shell the same year. He has had nine different tax and finance roles in Shell and lived in London, The Hague, Kuala Lumpur, Aberdeen and Houston, where he was VP Tax Americas until his retirement at the end of March 2017. In Shell Finance, he has had global responsibility for promoting professional qualifications and for communications in the area of diversity & inclusion.
Jim is Chair of the Academic Board of the Advanced Diploma in International Tax of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the Professional Development Curriculum Committee of the Tax Executives Institute and its Chief Tax Officer group, a member of the conference committee of the Norwegian Petroleum Association and a board member of the Houston branch of the International Fiscal Association. He is a member of the Scottish Taxes Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and joined the ICAS Council in 2016. In April 2017 he was appointed Chair of the Scottish Taxes Forum, a partnership between ICAS and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Jim has been a director of ITIC since 1999.