James works as a commercial consultant in the Cabinet Office. He was previously a Managing Director of European Investment Banking at Citigroup and worked in investment banking at Schroders and Arbuthnot. He started his career as an accountant and tax adviser with Price Waterhouse and as a soldier in the British Army.
Outside his executive role, James is Vice Chair of Hightown Housing Association, a non-executive Director of Ahli United Bank (UK) plc, MyCSP Limited and Axelos Limited and a Governor of Heath Mount School. Previous roles include chair of the UK Equities Investment Committee of Independent Age and Senior Independent Director of PZ Cussons plc.
James read Maths at Oxford University and lives in Hertfordshire.