Jim McDonald is Finance Director at Oxford Nanopore Technologies. He joined the Company on 12 May 2009 and was appointed as a Director on 19 May 2010. With both a legal and financial reporting background, he has significant financial management experience gained working in the medical device and healthcare industry. Prior to joining the company, he was Finance Director at Abbott Diabetes Care Limited, providing financial management support as the company went from being venture capitalist funded to being listed on the NASDAQ exchange and ultimately being acquired by Abbott Laboratories, a multi-national pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics company.
Jim completed his accountancy training at Andersens, working in Denver and in the Technology and Corporate Services division in London; leading accounting, business advisory and tax services to a portfolio of international high technology and bio-medical clients. Previously, he practiced law with a Colorado law firm representing commercial and industrial banks specialising in secured transactions and commercial litigation. Jim holds a law degree, is a licensed attorney and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado.