National Co-Leader, Restructuring Services
James is one of Australia’s leading restructuring experts and has practised in corporate restructuring and strategic consulting for over 35 years. 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 where his knowledge and experience is unique.
In June 2019, James joined KPMG as a Partner and Joint National Leader of Restructuring Services following the firm's merger with Ferrier Hodgson.
James has a particular interest in stakeholder and crisis management and in 2018, he completed an executive management course with INSEAD on leadership and organisational change.
In 1994, James became a Partner of Ferrier Hodgson and became the Managing Partner of the firm’s Melbourne office as well as the firm’s National Retail Practice Leader, and ultimately, National Chairman of Partners.
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