James leads Australia’s largest and most representative business network.
He held senior policy roles in Federal and State governments; led corporate affairs for American and European companies in Australia and the Pacific; and supported his wife in her family business.
As a diplomat and trade negotiator, he represented Australia in Africa, the Pacific and China.
James has an MBA and a Psychology degree. He is an adjunct Professor at Deakin University Business School and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is married with three grown-up children and a grandson and granddaughter; loves to sail; and supports the Fremantle Dockers in the AFL.
James wants to make our country the best place in the world to do business, so that Australians can have the jobs, living standards and opportunities to which they aspire.