James has over 15 years’ experience working across banking and private equity and as an entrepreneur in co-founding a number of businesses.
Prior to forming 153 East Partners, James was Head of the Private Capital Group at ANZ Bank in Australia and an equity partner in the private equity group Blue Sky Capital in the US.
Sectors of focus include real estate and agriculture, as well as leveraged and mezzanine debt solutions. James has also led private capital raises across other sectors such as infrastructure and mining services and has acted for both investors (including hedge funds, private equity groups, pension funds and family offices) as well as corporate clients.
James was educated at Oxford University and has subsequently completed training programmes at a variety of international business schools during his career.