James has an established background in people development and sustaining performance at the highest level.
Having initially qualified as a PE Teacher, James successfully attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment where he led troops on operational tours of the Middle East and Northern Ireland.
After serving to the rank of Captain, James returned to his passion of high performance sport where he coached rugby union to an International level and worked personally with many current premiership players and members of the medal winning Rio Olympic 7’s team.
James has spanned the world of sport and commerce. He has acted as a consultant to private sector companies and PLCs in the UK and overseas on leadership, change and culture.
Whilst in sport he also led the development of a leadership programmes for elite student athletes at Loughborough University.
James currently acts on behalf of the Governments High performance Sport agency UK Sport as a performance advisor to those who lead Olympic and Paralympic Sports programs in pursuit of medal success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
James hold a Masters Degree in Strategic Management, and is also currently completing his Masters in Executive Coaching to further develop his passion for developing others. James is a very keen sportsman and enjoys triathlon, golf, and skiing but also has a strong interest in wildlife, bush craft and hillwalking.
He supports CDP in the areas of:
High Performing Teams
Executive Development Assessments
Leadership Development Programmes