Jim Walker CBE
Mr. Jim Walker, CBE, has been the Managing Director of Argent Energy (UK) Limited since 2008 and served as its Operations Director from 2005. After leading an MBO of Argent in 2009, the company was subsequently acquired by the global business, John Swire & Sons Ltd, in 2013. He continues to drive the expansion of Argent for JSSL in his capacity as MD.
Jim also has a long affiliation with the agricultural industry having served as a Consultant at Robert Wiseman Dairies and as President and Vice President of the National Farmers Union, Scotland. He was also Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland from April 2003 to October 2005.
He continues to farm over 4,000 acres in the Nith Valley in South West Scotland, in a family partnership, which carries a herd of 600 beef cows and over 2,500 sheep.
Jim studied accountancy at Edinburgh University.