A 23 year veteran of advertising and marketing, James has been a pioneer of digital advertising and media from its earliest days.
During his career he has founded three agencies, the second of which Diffiniti went on to become the largest digital media agency in the UK, whilst the first Media Business North is now part of the global media agency network Mediacom and the largest media agency outside of London in the UK.
In more recent years he was the Chief Digital Officer for IPG Mediabrands, part of the giant Interpublic advertising group and also the head of International Agency Relationships for AOL, the Internet giant that has quietly been reinventing itself as a digital media powerhouse.
He is currently the Global Chief Digital Officer for Carat, the worlds largest media agency network and part of the global Dentsu Aegis advertising group.
When not setting the digital world to rights he is a keen musician, skier and a skilled practitioner of the ancient arts of both Kung Fu and Origami.