James graduated from Cambridge before completing an MBA at Stanford University in the US. James then joined US strategy firm Bain & Company, where he was based in London and promoted to Partner. Whilst at Bain, James was focused on business improvement and change management within FTSE 100 organisations.
Since leaving Bain in the late 80’s James has started, acquired and developed a number of businesses including the creation of an outsourced postroom and document services company, that was sold with turnover of £25m in 2002. Subsequently James has held a number of board positions in B to B and support services organisations many of which have grown quickly.
In addition to his role as Chairman at Intelligent Office, James is currently CEO at Parcel2Go.com and a Board Advisor and shareholder inTheSnugg.com, two fast growing consumer internet businesses.