Immediately prior to joining C|T Group, James worked as International Engagement Director for Santander UK. From 2008 to 2017 he was the Senior Programme Manager to the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the dedicated ambassador for the promotion of the UK’s financial, professional, legal and business services industry. This involved managing incoming delegations (including Heads of State and Government) and undertaking hundreds of overseas visits by Lord Mayors.
James previously worked as the Chief of Staff to the Leader of Birmingham City Council (2005- 7) and as a Policy Advisor to the Conservative Party (2003-5). He has experience of the London Assembly, the Scottish Parliament, the Parliament of New Zealand and the Federal Parliament of Australia, having been previously employed by these institutions.