James is the non-executive Chair of Transgenerational Change Limited. He has been developing and running social enterprises for the past 12 years, after a 35 year career in director level positions in the private sector. He set up, as co-founder, his own social enterprise, PrimeTimers (www.primetimers.org.uk), which provides third sector organisations with top level business people as permanent or interim employees, trustees and mentors.
More recently, he co-founded Social Enterprise Richmond, which encourages and supports the development of social enterprises in South West London. He has been deeply involved in a number of Richmond disability groups and was the Borough’s first “Transition Champion”.
He is currently Chair of PrimeTimers and Chair of Social Enterprise Richmond. Until recently, he was a director/trustee of The Bromley by Bow Community Centre, a registered charity in Tower Hamlets. He has also acted as Managing Director of Community Action Network, CAN Mezzanines and interim Chief Executive of the "We are what we do" Community Interest Company.