From working as an engagement manager in wholesale banking in 2006 to his work now, James has seen many changes in the industry and is often consulted to provide an independent challenge on strategic issues.
James studied Economics and Management at Oxford and spent a year in China before joining Oliver Wyman.
Based in our London office, James is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Corporate and Institutional Banking practice and co-head of the Climate and Sustainability platform in Europe, advising wholesale banking clients on issues around their business strategy, capital and liquidity, approach to technology, or how they operate. In addition to this James leads on CIT coverage for a large multinational bank and financial services company as well as being the lead on climate change and sustainable finance in EMEA.
I believe in work you can and should drive to shape your destiny, and challenge things. It can sometimes feel hard to do that, but that’s what the firm is built around.
Climate finance is an issue that holds great significance for James both in his capacity as climate change and sustainability lead and on a personal level. He believes financial services firms can play an important positive role in supporting and driving the accelerated transition to a lower carbon economy.
Outside of his work as a partner at Oliver Wyman, James, a father of three, is very committed to family life, balancing work with active involvement in the day-to-day life of his children.