Title: Chair of LEP and LEP Equality and Diversity Champion
11 Broad Street West
Former Head of Group National Sales at Volkswagen, and Chair of Trustees at the Astrea Academy Trust.
James previously ran the VW Group’s owned national sales companies across more than 20 countries world-wide, accounting for more than 3.5 million vehicle sales with over €70 billion of turnover. As the former President and CEO of Mazda Europe, James is credited with leading the Company’s turnaround from loss-maker to Mazda Corporation’s most profitable business unit in the world. He is the Chair of Trustees for the Astrea Multi-Academy Trust.