James heads up SD Club Development. He specialises in ownership and governance models for Clubs and has helped numerous Clubs from amateur to professional convert and thrive as community owned entities.
More recently his expertise has grown into raising capital finance for Clubs utilising in particular community shares. A licensed community shares practitioner, he has co-ordinated on a range of offers including Portsmouth FC which raised £2.75 million and Newport County that raised £237k in a month.
He has a background in sport with a 2:1 in Sports Management and has experience working for Sport England under the Sportsmatch programme. He has over 10 years of practical experience of working with communities and their Clubs with Supporters Direct. He has a post graduate qualification in Corporate Governance and is ILM qualified as a deliverer of Social Enterprise Support.