James joined Seeing Machines as Interim CFO in March this year having previously spent 24 years in professional services—20 of those with a major accounting firm. For the last ten years he was a partner with Ernst & Young and was the Managing Partner of the audit group in Canberra for six years.
He specialised in working with fast growing entrepreneurial companies—like Seeing Machines—helping them grow their businesses and adding value through his business advice and support. Over the years he has helped many of his clients achieve their goals and achieve the national and international recognition they deserved.
James has a BSc(Hons) in Management Sciences from Manchester University, is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He is a Registered Company Auditor and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has worked in London, the USA and Sydney before moving to Canberra eleven years ago where he now calls home with his wife and three children.