James has worked across local government, clinical commissioning, the voluntary & charitable sector, and professional bodies in a variety of roles- principally with a policy and public affairs focus.
Having worked widely across the nations and regions of the UK James’ current role is within the Public Affairs & Trade Union team of the British Dietetic Association.
James has developed a strong focus on patient engagement and volunteering through a range of projects such as developing a local Healthwatch and supporting a disability forum. He has also led schools-based programmes and social enterprise projects to engage business leaders in international campaigns.
Through the Board James will take a keen interest in the effectiveness of equalities policies and the protection of the digital rights of citizens.
In his spare time, James is a presenter and producer for community radio and has initiated several community arts projects to engage volunteers in music, radio and production.