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James brings close to 20 years’ global executive search and selection experience to his role as Partner for Gerard Daniels.

During his 8year tenure with the firm James has successfully led and executed many senior leadership assignments in Australia, New Zealand, the US, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, France, Germany and the Middle East. Having also worked with the Firm’s Perth and Sydney practices, James now resides in London where he continues to support clients across a diverse range of industries and sectors.

To deliver successful search engagements James connects clients with a global network of exceptional commercial, finance and technology executives, with proven track records in driving sustainable growth and successful transformation.

James’ functional expertise includes working with listed, private and private equity backed clients advising on appointments for CFO, senior level finance, digital transformation, risk and audit, investor relations and corporate and business development. He also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and leadership succession planning.

James approaches his work in an honest and open advisory style, with a commitment to swiftly and diligently deliver successful outcomes. He enjoys the privilege of partnering with organisations that make a genuine difference in their sector and following the positive impact of each appointment through the firm’s Post Placement Program.

Conversation Starters

  • James has two young boys keeping him busy at home with their sports and other activities. He enjoys helping to coach their football and cricket clubs too.
  • James loves all sports and has a special interest in cricket and rugby. On weekend she can often be found on the golf course, trying in vain to get his handicap down.
  • On the rare occasions when James has time to spare he indulges in his passion for French cooking.

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