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Chief Executive Officer
Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

James leads Australia’s largest and most representative business network.

He held senior policy roles in Federal and State governments; led corporate affairs for American and European companies in Australia; and supported his wife in their family business. 

As a diplomat and trade negotiator, he represented Australia in Africa, the Pacific and China.

James has an MBA and a Psychology degree. He is an adjunct Professor at Deakin University Business School and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is married with three children and a grandson; loves sailing and riding his bike around Lake Burley Griffin; and supports the Fremantle Dockers in the AFL.

James wants to make our country the best place in the world to do business. So that Australians have the jobs, living standards and opportunities to which they aspire.