James has more than 30 years' finance and banking experience. He has a background in corporate advisory spanning across mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory and financing with experience across multiple industries including the healthcare sector. He has held senior operating management roles and worked extensively in both the Asia Pacific and European regions.
James is one of the Founding Partners of Privatus Capital Partners, an advisory and merchant banking business. Prior to establishing Privatus, he held senior management roles at Deutsche Bank and was based in Hong Kong. In the time he was at Deutsche Bank, James was Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Head of Corporate and Investment Bank for Asia Pacific and CEO for Australia and New Zealand. He sat on the firm’s Global Executive Committee for the Corporate and Investment Bank for four years.
Prior to this, James was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he held senior positions in the Investment Banking Division in Australia and Europe.
James holds a degree in economics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and was a qualified chartered accountant.