Chief Financial Officer
James has over 20 years experience at board and senior management level gained across financial services, investment companies and public companies. His former roles include Group CFO of Coutts, the red carpet UK bank and wealth management division of RBS, where he held global responsibility for the finance function, and Group CFO of Charles Stanley plc, a leading UK wealth manager and fund manager.
In 1991 James joined Chase Manhattan Bank where he restructured the UK finance division following a merger with Chemical Bank. He joined UBS Investment Bank as CFO of SG Warburg & Co in 1996 where he de-authorised the UK bank ahead of a merger of UBS and SBC banks.
In 2001 James became the UK CFO of UBS Wealth Management and in 2004 moved into a global role with UBS Wealth based in Zurich. During his time at UBS he was also a director of UBS Hedge Funds Solutions Ltd.
In 2005 James joined Coutts and became global CFO whilst also serving on the boards of Coutts Finance Co, Adam & Company plc (a Scottish private bank) and was also a Non Executive Director of RBS Collective Investments Ltd where he chaired the Audit Committee.
In 2011 he moved to Charles Stanley plc, a leading wealth manager and fund manager, as Group CFO.
James qualified as a chartered accountant whilst with Deloitte and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.