James Morris

Finance Director at Co-op

James leads the finance function at Co-op Legal Services, providing a full suite of services across finance operations, financial control and commercial finance.

James is passionate about making the finances of a business simple, breaking down complexity to help everyone understand the levers of financial success.

Alongside Finance, James also leads the Operations and Risk & Compliance functions.

James is a board member of Co-operative Legal Services Ltd and holds the authorised position of Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA), responsible for ensuring the firm’s compliance with the SRA’s accounts rules.

James has spent the majority of his career in the financial services sector where he held a number of senior finance positions at AXA and Standard Life, most recently as Head of Finance at Elevate, a pensions and investments platform business with over £14bn of assets under management.


  • Finance Director

    Current role