James brings diverse senior leadership experience from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and has previously worked in senior positions across diverse sectors including international development, environment, water, Australian State Government Public Service, community mental health and mining and engineering sectors.
James has also had executive leadership accountability and expertise in disaster risk and resilience, governance and strategy. James has held various disaster preparedness and emergency management responsibilities across his career, in particular executive accountability for fire and flood response, counter terrorism planning and emergency evacuation.
James holds a MBA and a Commerce Degree in Business Management and Industrial Relations. James also holds an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IHDA) from Fordham University, New York, USA and has completed expert training in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Berlin, Germany.
James is an international resilience and risk expert advising Australian and International Governments, businesses and communities. James is also a member of the Resilience Advisory Network (Europe) and Principal Adviser to corporate2community.