National Co-Leader, Restructuring Services
James became a Partner of Ferrier Hodgson in 1994 and has practised in corporate turnaround, restructuring and strategic consulting for over 30 years. He was managing partner of the firm’s Melbourne office and National Chairman of Partners.
James has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s leading retail corporate doctors with a deep knowledge of the retail sector that is unique in his field.
He is highly regarded as a strategic thinker and is a frequent public commentator on digital disruption, changes in consumer behaviour and the impact on retail models. He has travelled extensively overseas with Westfield studying international retail business models and global trends.
James joined KPMG as a Partner following the firm's merger with Ferrier Hodgson in June 2019.
Areas of expertise
Bachelor of Business in Accounting
INSEAD – Leap 2018
Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member, Australian Retailers Association
Registered Liquidator of the Supreme & Federal Court
Listed corporates and SMEs
Retail property institutions