In 1988, James joined Ernst & Young, Jersey as a Chartered Accountant. In 1996, James had the opportunity to join Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in South Africa, so left Jersey, spending 18 months in South Africa as a Manager in their Entrepreneurial Advice Department, servicing clients in the Port Elizabeth and Umtata offices in audit, accounts preparation, management accounting and liaising with the IT consultancy, management consultancy, liquidations, tax compliance and trust and estate planning departments, before returning to Jersey.
After working for various Trust companies in Jersey, James joined Cavendish Fiduciary in 2010, and joined the Board of Directors in 2011. James was appointed as a director of Abaris in 2019.
Over the past twenty years James has gained varied experience in the international corporate and trust service sectors and currently has responsibility for a portfolio of clients with mainly a UK nexus. James has gained specific expertise dealing with the administration of Employee Benefit structures and other international client structures, family trusts.
In 1986, James graduated in Law from the Polytechnic of Central London in 1986, being awarded LLB. In 1994, James was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.
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