After serving a full technical apprenticeship James gained a BSc (Hons) from Buckingham University. He has since accumulated over 25 years of manufacturing experience, including 13 years as Managing Director of a specialist high precision, internationally trading, supplier of turnkey instrument sub-systems. Prior to joining the MTA James was Production and HR Director at a major manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems.
James is very knowledgeable about global manufacturing and has a strong interest in supply chains together with logistics. He also has expertise in corporate finance and improving business performance.
James undertakes volunteer work and is the President of Sea Cadets and an Honorary Colonel at Yorkshire North and West Army Cadet Force. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Reliance RRG & Reliance Precision.
James currently sits on the Industry Advisory Board and the Finance Advisory Board.
Year Appointed: 2012
Male Deputy Lieutenant Badge