James is the head of KPMG Innovate at KPMG Australia. He has strong leadership capability, and has worked at CEO and Board of Director levels on the strategy and marshaling of limited resources to drive profitable business growth with the aim of creating maximum value for key stakeholders.
Recently James has worked with industry participants, government and industry associations to co-author a leading piece of thought leadership into financial services technology start-ups: “Unlocking the potential: The Fintech opportunity for Sydney” and has actively worked to establish Sydney’s first industry led Fintech hub Stone & Chalk. This is a first in Australia and the Asia Pacific region as industry, universities, venture capital and the start-up community come together to build the future of the Australian financial services industry.
James is also the key sponsor for elevate61 within KPMG a rapid growth entrepreneur program delivered in partnership with Advance Australia to help enterprise B2B start-ups scale and grow their businesses globally.
An active member of his community, James is creative and innovative with strong communication skills and is passionate about people and helping disadvantaged communities. he joined the Regional Advisory Council for the Sydney Business Chamber and was elected president in November 2013.
James has a Bachelor of Arts / Science. (1st Class Honours in Philosophy and Double Major in Psychology) from the Australian National University, Canberra.
Check out James hosting the panel "Braving Failure for Success" at the 2015 Advance Global Australian Summit.