James is currently the Head of Credit Risk at Oakbrook Finance, a loan provider based in the centre of Nottingham. After graduating Warwick University with a BSc in mathematics, James joined the Capital One graduate programme where he spent 4 years as an analyst. James then moved down to work in the City of London for 18 months before returning to Nottingham to join Oakbrook Finance.

Once James returned to Nottingham, he joined the Headway Nottingham board of trustees and currently holds the role of company secretary.