James has held a wide variety of senior professional and board positions across a range of sectors and in not-for-profit organisations, government, university and private companies, most recently as the Chairman of Tourism Northern Tasmania and the Launceston Airport CACG. He is current board director of the Launceston Church Grammar School, Anglicare and Cycling Tasmania. He has been a Trustee of the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania and a past board director of St Giles and Launceston City Mission amongst others.
In his roles as a board director James has a particular interest in strategy, risk and community engagement. His original background is in agricultural science, he is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (MDB), and has been part of community development programmes in the USA and India. James is an ordained Anglican Minister and is a member of the All Saints Network in Launceston.
Appointed to the Board in 2018 by the Bishop of Tasmania and Chairs the Master Plan Sub-committee.