James is Chairman of RIT Capital Partners and Deputy Chairman of UK Government Investments, having previously served as Chairman of UK Financial Investments (UKFI). He joined UKFI in 2013 from Credit Suisse, where he was Regional CEO for the UK. He began his career in banking in 1979 with SG Warburg, where he worked until 1994, when he was appointed head of European Equity Capital Markets at Credit Suisse.
He was Non-Executive Director of Shepherd Neame (2004-2016). He has been a member of the Prince's Council since 1999 and is a Trustee of The Royal Collection Trust and the Charities Aid Foundation.
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