James has worked within the recruitment industry for over 30 years and is currently the Chairman of NP Group. Prior to this, James was Chief Executive Officer (2008-2016) of Lorien, a specialist technology recruitment company. During this period Lorien grew to become the largest provider of technology managed recruitment solutions, delivering to many of the UKs most recognised brands. James led the sale of Lorien to Impellam, the 12th largest global staffing firm, in 2014. James remained to supervise the integration which has been recognised as one of the most successful transactions within the staffing industry. James has held executive positions at both Robert Walters and Hays in his earlier career and brings deep insight into the changing world of the global recruitment sector.