For his work in the LGBTQI+ space, James was made an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and in 2020 was named one of Australia’s 30 under 30 queer leaders. Clients value his open style of communication, varied experience and ability to lead people in a constructive way.
Prior to joining Nous, James interned for the Grattan Institute, Victorian Parliament, a community legal centre, Australia’s largest social justice law firm and a United States Congressman. James has led teams for 180 Degrees Consulting and at one of Monash University’s residential colleges, during which he oversaw the welfare of all students at the college.
James has experience in community roles. He runs a biannual, weekend-long residential camp for teenagers from a refugee and migrant background, during which he manages 130-150 volunteers. Furthermore, he has spoken to hundreds of students from regional areas about LGBTQI+ inclusion.
James holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and is looking to be admitted as a solicitor in 2022.
James is an avid lover of musicals, although – to his chagrin – he has a shocking singing voice. He referees basketball, endures the gym and thrives on the netball court.