James is responsible for growing the Seeing Machines business through helping the company achieve its goal of national and international recognition.

James has been Chief Financial Officer since March 2016 and during his tenure has been instrumental in four share placings and raised more than £58m in capital. Over this period the Company has grown from a staff of 50 to just under 200 full-time employees, with top-line revenue growth of over four times. 

Before joining Seeing Machines James ran his own business providing consulting CFO services and advice to fast-growing entrepreneurial companies. Before that, James spent 24 years in professional services in London, Sydney and the USA, 20 of those years with a major accounting firm. He was a partner with Ernst & Young (now EY) for a decade, and for six years, Managing Partner of the EY assurance group in Canberra.

James holds a BSc (Honours) in Management Sciences (Manchester University) and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a registered company auditor in Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James was appointed Company Secretary 1 June 2018. 

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