Before pursuing a career in public relations, James worked briefly as a civil servant, a research and teaching assistant, an editorial assistant, and a volunteer in international development. All of this prepared him well for the challenges of working in communications.
James received an MA with distinction in English Literature from McGill University in 2017 and a BA with first class honours in English and History from Queen Mary, University of London in 2014.
Since leaving school he has spent time living in Miami, Montreal, and Nyimba, and has travelled widely through Asia, Europe, and North America. In his spare time, James enjoys reading, writing, illustrating, and cycling.