James is blind. He lost his eyesight in 2015 and is now committed to open the eyes of others to what might be possible with a positive mind-set, determination and the support of good people.
James has been an active member and volunteer of the Making Waves Foundation for the last three years, involving himself in both on water and off water activities.
Before retiring, James worked at the University of New England for 17 years in a number of roles relating to partnership and business development and held academic positions in strategic and general management.
James has also worked as a Management Consultant specialising in professional practice management issues and as a Corporate Analyst in the banking industry.