James is a Senior Teaching Fellow, lecturing in strategy, marketing and management to postgraduate students. James is the Academic Director for the MSc Management and MSc International Management programmes and Deputy Academic Director for the MBA and Weekend MBA.
James brings a extensive consulting and lecturing experience to his role. His teaching builds on a 26-year management consulting career, including several years as an equity partner at a leading global consulting firm.
James was formerly Co-Lead Partner of the EY (Ernst & Young) UK Strategy Practice in London. He advised some of the world's leading multinationals, mid-cap companies and private equity firms on strategic growth and performance improvement initiatives as well as M&A and organisational change topics.
James started his consulting career at Andersen Consulting in 1996 and has since worked on client engagements around the world, notably for consumer products, technology, services and retail firms. Clients have included Diageo, Pepsico, Mondelez, DHL, Shell, Sony Computer Entertainment, Samsung and Aldi.
OTHER TEACHING ROLES
James taught at Cambridge Judge Business School for several years. Prior to joining Imperial College, James was an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School and the Discipline Lead for Business Consulting and Entrepreneurship Challenges across six global campuses.
James undertakes independent consulting assignments for senior clients across industries. Topics typically include market assessment, revenue growth optimisation, overcoming disruptive threats and organisation redesign.
Teaching Excellence Award (Imperial College) 2021
Teaching Excellence Award (Imperial College) 2020
Strategy Consultant of the Year (MCA/Sunday Times) 2007
James enjoys travel and consumer technology. He is a keen follower of motorsport and was a member of the BRDC trackside Incident Team (Fire Marshal) at Silverstone for Formula One and club races (1991-8).