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James S. Turley

Ernst & Young (now EY)
Retired Chairman & CEO
London, UK and New York , NY, USA


Mr. Turley is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young (EY), a global professional services firm comprising 200,000 people in 140 countries. He led the firm from 2001 until his retirement in June, 2013. Mr. Turley joined EY in 1977 and held various positions there until being named Regional Managing Partner for the Upper Midwest in 1994, and for New York in 1998.  He was named Deputy Chairman in 2000 and Chairman in 2001.

Mr. Turley holds an undergraduate degree and a master's in accounting from Rice University (and finished his term as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2015).  In May, 2018, he became the National Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America. Previously, he was on the board of Catalyst from 2001-2013, serving as its Chair from 2009-2013, and until his retirement was a member of the Business Roundtable and IBLAC (International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai), and was co-chair of Russia's Foreign Investment Advisory Council. He also chaired the Governing Board of the U.S. Center for Audit Quality from 2007-2011.

Mr. Turley currently serves on several corporate boards representing diverse sectors of the global economy. These include Citigroup (a global financial leader), Emerson Electric Company (a leading global manufacturer), Northrop Grumman (a leading aerospace, defense and cyber company), Intrexon Corporation (an early stage synthetic biology company) and Kohler Company (the leading kitchen and bath and power generation company).

He and his wife, Lynne, have a married son.

James S. Turley is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) 2018, Thursday, November 29, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) , Thursday, November 29, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
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