James leads Australia’s largest and most representative business network.
He held senior roles in Federal and State governments; led corporate affairs for large public companies; and supported his partner in their small family business.
As a diplomat and trade negotiator, he represented Australia in Africa, the Pacific and China.
James has a MBA from Victoria’s Deakin University, a Science Honours Degree from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is married with three adult children, is a keen sailor 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 have the jobs and opportunities to which they aspire.