James was appointed to the board in June 2019. James was previously Chief Executive of Keepmoat Homes, where he remains on the board as a Non-Executive Director. 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 HSB and Deutsche Bank. James is a local authority councillor for the City of London and Deputy Chairman of the City of London Police Authority Board.