About JWA Governance

Anthony Archer

Anthony Archer co-founded JWA Governance in 2012 and is its Managing Partner. He leads on all client work and is responsible for the firm’s performance.

His career has been spent delivering professional services to a wide range of clients and he brings experience of serving on boards and committees. The firm has conducted board reviews for businesses, public bodies, and charities. He has a particular interest in advising independent schools.

Anthony combines a thirty-year career in senior level executive recruitment with earlier experience in banking and accountancy. He has worked in London and New York.

He was a partner of Odgers Berndtson and was in corporate finance with S.G. Warburg and County NatWest. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

He has served clients across all sectors of the economy, including listed companies, private equity-backed businesses, major charities and foundations, regulatory bodies, and trade associations. He is a former member of the General Synod of the Church of England, and of the Crown Nominations Commission. He was a founding trustee of the Ozanne Foundation, an advocacy charity working with religious organisations around the world to eliminate discrimination based on sexuality and gender. He served as a Governor of the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust from 2016-2019 and chaired the Nominations Committee of the Council of Governors.

He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights; he holds a law degree from the University of Birmingham.