A graduate in Geology, James worked in offshore oil exploration before moving into accountancy. James joined the British Club as a family member in 1999 when he arrived in Thailand as CFO of a jewellery manufacturer based in Surawong Road. He variously acted as CFO and CEO and now works in operations and compliance in fund management here in Bangkok.

He is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from Manchester Business School. At the British Club he has been involved with, and would like to renew his participation in, the squash, cricket, and rugby sections (when it starts up again!). Outside the Club, James has supported Rugby in Bangkok and he is past Chairman of the Old Bangkok Bangers