As Managing Director for Entrepreneurial Scotland, James is responsible for turning the strategy into reality by working closely with the Board, the CEO and the team who ultimately bring it all to life. He joined Entrepreneurial Scotland in July 2016 and has worked with the team on a brand new membership proposition.
Most recently James was MD of a family business providing contract research services to the fine chemical industry and prior to this he was CEO of the Scottish Sports Governing Body (RYA Scotland). He initially studied Oceanography at Southampton University prior to becoming an Officer in the Highlanders, serving in Baghdad and Bosnia.
James sits on the Industry Leadership Group for Tourism, and is a Ministerial appointment to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority. He is a Board member of the Scottish Sports Association.