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. Amongst the projects he has co-ordinated are the successful community shares offers at Wrexham FC and Portsmouth FC, which have raised in excess of £2.5 million and counting.
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 7 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.