James was appointed to the board in June 2019. James was previously Chief Executive of Keepmoat Homes. Prior to Keepmoat, James was Group Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer of DTZ. He is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent 10 years in investment banking with HSBC and Deutsche Bank. James is also a local authority councillor for the City of London and Deputy Chairman of the City of London Police Authority Board.