James is CBI Commercial Director.
James’s role is to increase membership as well as oversee the CBI events programme, including the flagship Annual Conference, and sponsorship opportunities for CBI members.
James also manages the CBI’s commercial operations, processes, system and procedure compliance, membership analysis and insight.
Before becoming Director, James spent three years as Head of Education and Skills Policy covering 14-19 education, further and higher education, and workforce skills development. James has previously worked as Head of Public Services Policy and also in the CBI’s employment policy team where he focused on companies' employee engagement practice, trade union legislation and legislation to prevent employee discrimination.
James joined the CBI in 2002, after completing a politics degree at Cardiff University.