Director of Companies, Documentary Film Producer, and Bateleurs pilot
James co-founded and managed an international trading company before becoming an executive director in a listed industrial group. He is currently a director of several public and private companies mainly in agriculture and FMCG and including Safariworx, a bespoke African travel company. He is actively involved in conservation, is a founder director of a private nature reserve in Swaziland and was a ‘rubber-rhino-costume-wearing’ team member on the “Save the Rhino International” 1994 walk from Mombasa to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. As a qualified pilot for thirty years, he has flown himself around most of southern Africa and this has given him a special appreciation for the importance of aerial perspectives on the world. He is also a keen hiker and scuba diver and has produced a number of international award-winning documentary films. James has an M.A. from the University of Cambridge.