James is a Partner in our Financial Services team covering Consumer Banking, Risk and Global Banking & Markets.
He brings a wealth of domestic and international banking experience from a career spanning 30 years where he worked in treasury, corporate finance and tax. He has worked on transactions to optimise the bank’s balance sheet; and with clients on deals that would optimise theirs. Whilst he required strong technical skills in his various banking roles, he always maintained a strong interest in the people side of business and the chances he had to connect people with their professional goals through building and working in teams.
James now brings this passion to the work he does for Omera Partners’ Financial Services clients. His banking career has given him the opportunity to learn a great deal about himself and the various markets he’s worked in. He’s also been fortunate to work in situations where he built teams and connected candidates with their dreams. He’s also seen cases where the reverse is true. For James, search has a key role to play in getting the outcome right for clients and candidates alike. His experience has given him something very positive to offer in building a banking practice that is different, considered and delivers great outcomes.
Outside of work, James is an avid sports fan - he maintains that there are few sports on the planet that he couldn’t find interesting! He is also a committed family man who derives great pleasure and reward in participating in the development of his six children, as well as delving into family genealogy and seeing how ancestors still influence the present day.
James academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, leading to formal admission as a Chartered Accountant. He has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Finsia, an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.