James joined the Group in 2021 as Finance Director of Mercia Fund Management Limited and the three Northern Venture Capital Trusts.

Previous experience

James was previously Finance Director, Housing at Gresham House plc, where he was responsible for the London Stock Exchange main market listed REIT Residential Secure Income plc, and several Limited Partnership vehicles.

Prior to Gresham House, James led the team responsible for financial control and reporting at United Trust Bank.

James has a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified at PwC within its Insurance and Investment Management Assurance division.