James entered the British Government shortly after graduating University, primarily working in the transatlantic trade and investment arena. Having spent three years with the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) facilitating foreign direct investment in the US & UK defence, aerospace and cyber security sectors, James recently assumed a new role within the FCO’s Prosperity programme and spends most of his time reporting on policy issues related to UK/US trade, financial services and energy.
Conceived in 2016, the FCO Prosperity programme promotes the economic growth and development of the UK/US trading relationship with a view to building support for an eventual Free Trade Agreement.
James was born in Hillingdon in London, England. He graduated with a BA in international relations and modern history from the University of East Anglia in Norwich.
Outside of work, James captain’s two tennis teams, plays 5 a-side soccer (football) and is an avid, but mediocre, chess player.