James is a highly experienced Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. As CFO he was responsible for the finances across 14 organisations covering £2.8bn of expenditure and 80,000 staff.
James is a qualified accountant being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), he also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance.
James is an experienced charity Trustee and university Governor, chairing Audit Committees in both sectors, an experience he has really enjoyed.
He represented CFOs to Regulators and Government in relation to NHS policy. He was proud to attend the Queens Garden Party in recognition of his work.
Finding and delivering efficiencies is in his DNA. Over the last 7 years he delivered savings in excess of £90m and led system savings programmes in excess of £200m.
As Managing Director, he was responsible for providing the vision, strategy, direction, and leadership of public sector organisation buying services for a local population with a budget of £450m, delivering savings of more than £12m each year without affecting quality.
Following the unprecedented effects of the Covid-19 pandemic he led the production of a complex financial strategy across 14 NHS organisations to support the restoration / recovery of services.
As an ERA consultant, James uses his experience to support CEOs and CFOs across businesses or not-for-profits to uncover savings hidden in their overheads. In other words, he helps his clients take direct control of their indirect costs, without sacrificing quality
He is an expert in:
- Identification and delivery of cost rationalisation programmes
- Restructuring and transforming financial operations
- Facilitating change across people, processes, and systems to deliver sustainable organisational improvements
- Formulating and delivering medium to long-term financial strategies
- Providing high level financial insight and analysis to underpin business decision making
James would be delighted to hear from you, and to answer any questions you have.