James is Group Head, Regulatory Policy & Development in the Financial Services Policy Unit at HSBC Holdings plc. He considers key regulatory policy developments which will affect the Group across the world.
After joining the HSBC Group in 1993 James worked in joint ventures, including with BSkyB for the launch of digital television in the UK. James has been both Group Head of Planning and Group Head of Acquisitions and Disposals. Amongst other transactions, he was a key player in HSBC’s disposal of the French Regional Banks in 2008 for $3.2bn.
As part of the Business Finance Taskforce in the UK, James was the interim CEO responsible for the establishment of BGF. He has a degree in Geography from Oxford and an MBA from the Cass Business School, London.