He moved to Dubai from London where he was working in the Lloyd's insurance market and training to become an Underwriter. At the time he was focussing on Treaty Re-insurance which gave him an eye for portfolio analytics.
After studying Economics for Business at university in Leeds, he pursued a short yet thorough career in yachting. Having worked on various super yachts his highlight was working on the iconic Maltese Falcon. This let him spend a lot of time enjoying one of his many hobbies, sailing and water sports, whilst also spending a lot of time with high net worth individuals.
A keen Rugby player James has played at varying levels in England including representing his country and will be seen running for Dubai Exiles in the UAE Premier League.