"Jim O'Neill is Head of Global Economic Research for Goldman Sachs, overseeing all the firm's economic research and the output of its team around the world. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Surrey after graduating in Economics from Sheffield University in 1978. Jim joined Goldman Sachs in October 1995 as a Partner, Co-Head of Global Economics and Chief Currency Economist. Previously, after a brief spell with Bank of America and International Treasury Management, a division of Marine Midland Bank, Jim was at Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC), becoming Head of Research globally for SBC in 1991.
"Jim is a member of the board of the Royal Economic Society in the UK, of the European think tank Bruegel, and Itinera, a Belgium think tank. He is a member of the UK-India Round Table. He is Chairman of SHINE, a charity which supports additional educational initiatives which encourage children and young people to raise their achievement levels. SHINE funds organisations working with underachieving 7-16 year olds from disadvantaged areas in London and Manchester."
- Trustee, PiggyBankKids
- Trustee, Every Child a Chance Trust
- Director, Sutton Trust 
- Advisory Board, Education Endowment Foundation