James is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting) and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services. James is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Avenir (Property Development) and is responsible for all finance and operational functions.
James previously held the role of CFO at Hamton Property Group for 6 years overseeing the finance and operational functions of a business that developed property in excess of $1bn. He also led the finance and operational functions of associated businesses including but not limited to Property Management, Sales, Owners Corporation Management, Embedded Networks and Laundrette. Prior to joining the Property Industry James had over 10 years of experience in the accounting profession (mid-tier accounting practices) including provision of compliance and consulting advice to small/medium businesses and high networth individuals. Since 2010, James has been a Director of the Board at Tennis Victoria which included 7 years as the honorary Treasurer.
James joined the Footscape Committee during 2016 after many years being involved in fundraising events. His involvement was sparked upon understanding Anthony Lewis’ first hand experiences pertaining to implications of debilitating foot pathology and how Footscape can assist disadvantaged communities.