James joined from JGK Financial Management, a company set up to support SMEs in their growth phase providing expertise in business & financial planning, funding, sustainable investments and exit strategies. This has included working with business based in Loughborough University Science, Enterprise Park and as Interim CFO for Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst.
Prior to founding JGK Financial Management, James worked Internationally in the Pharmaceutical and TMT sectors with GlaxoSmithKline, BT Group and COLT Technologies having been based in the UK and Asia, leading Commercial Finance, Financial Governance & Control and Finance Transformation initiatives.
James started his career at the Wellcome Foundation as a Research Scientist. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Biology (Medical Microbiology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology), is a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.