With a strong background in corporate strategy, funding, IPO and M&A, James has extensive experience of investment evaluation and financial transformation across several industries, including 28 years in natural resources. Qualifying as a chartered accountant at Turquands Barton Mayhew & Co (now Ernst & Young), James has curated a strong background in natural resources with international experience in mining, oil and gas, construction, and other industries.
James has held senior positions across a variety of companies, including roles as Finance Director at AIM listed Alien Metals Limited (formerly Arian Silver Corporation) followed by serving as a non-executive director, and AIM listed Kopane Diamond Developments Plc. until it was acquired by AIM listed Firestone Diamonds Limited.
In addition, James was previously Finance Director at Mantle Diamonds Limited, before it was acquired by ASX listed Kimberley Diamonds Limited. Early in his career, James spent more than 10 years at Mobil Oil Corporation (now ExxonMobil).
Most recently, James has held a director and part-time CFO position at GemRock Company Limited, an exploration and mining company with assets in Mozambique, where he was integral to the fundraise of $27 million from private investors and oversaw the financial activities and corporate governance of the company.