After a very successful 24-year career in the British Army, James attained the rank of Warrant Officer before leaving in 2011.
In his last 6 years he saw the benefits of safety and health as a second career and, using his army appointments, started to train as a Health and Safety Advisor/Trainer in 2006.
Five years later, after leaving the army, having worked on many army health and safety projects, he joined Babcock International PLC as a HSE Trainer, then Advisor, before becoming a Health and Safety Manager for a large Middle East transport group. He is now the Project HSE Manager for the Bouygues-UK HPC Ancillaries Buildings project in Hinkley, Somerset after leaving Abu Dhabi as the Area OHS Manager, Abu Dhabi, for Multiplex where they were the main contractor.
A Chartered member of IOSH and CIOB, James is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute as well as IOSH Council member, IOSH VP and part of the Presidential Team, part of IOSH Construction Group and Exeter Hub CIOB committee member.