James has been employed in executive search and selection since 1995. He has held leadership positions with large national and international executive search firms in the UK and in Australia. James emigrated to Australia in 2006 and has proven to be an effective and successful search and selection consultant in Perth, Western Australia. He joined Lester Blades as a Partner in the firm in 2013.
James has advised and acted on behalf of a broad portfolio of organisations, ranging from FTSE250 / ASX200 corporations to privately owned and family businesses, and larger not-for profits. His work is predominantly in the appointment of senior executive, financial and corporate compliance professionals within the commercial sector. He has worked on various senior appointments in the ICT profession.
Lester Blades concentrates on senior executive appointments in all industry and professional sectors, including CEO’s and MD’s, COO’s and GM’s, CFO and Company Secretary appointments, HR Directors/Managers and heads of Marketing and Business Development.
In industry James has consulted to companies in mining, oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing, heavy industry, health, property, law and accounting.
James is also responsible for leading Lester Blades’ Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director Executive Search practice.