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Meet Jim Islam, OneFamily's new Chief Executive Officer

We’re delighted to welcome Jim Islam as OneFamily’s new CEO, as he takes over the reins from Teddy Nyahasha on 1 December.

1 December 2023

Jim was previously Chief Finance Officer at OneFamily and this role will now be taken over by Philippa Herz.

In the short film below, Jim reveals the lived experience that motivates him to serve the underserved, and his determination to help people by developing the modern financial products and services that they need to support financial resilience.

Introducing Jim Islam

Who is Jim Islam?

Growing up Pakistan as the eldest son, with three younger sisters, Jim felt the weight of responsibility on him to provide for his family – working as a private tutor alongside his O’ Level studies to support the family budget.

From experience, Jim places great value on the importance of education, citing it as the foundation stone upon which social mobility can be built. As OneFamily’s CEO, he wants to hold out his hand of support to those who don’t know where to turn and to use his platform to lift people up and inspire them to fulfil their potential.

He encourages thinking big, having great aspirations and setting audacious goals to free potential. With education, encouragement and empowerment he thinks that any child can achieve their biggest and most colourful of dreams.

A leader on diversity and inclusion, Jim is an active LGBTQ+ Ally. He is also proud to be the non-executive chair of the People’s Partnership, the provider of The People’s Pension, and is a trustee of the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.

Jim was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of financial mutual, OneFamily, in December 2023.

OneFamily is the UK’s third largest mutual with over 2m customers.

Hear from Jim Islam in the OneFamily Leadership team blog

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