James has been the Managing Director for the Transport Infrastructure business unit at Amey since 2020. Prior to this, James provided strategic leadership to the Highways business and most recently, also the Waste Collections business, embedding strong management disciplines focused on achieving outcomes for the communities in which Amey works. Client relationships based on partnership, delivering the highest standards of service delivery and integrating innovation to transform safety, productivity and diversity. Collaboration across Amey and the transportation industry is a key focus area for James.

James joined Amey in 2015 to lead the Strategic Highways business, and during this time secured the first Asset Delivery Led Model procured by Highways England to cover the strategic road network throughout the East Midlands. Following this, also securing Highways England’s maintenance and response service in the North West as well as a Regional Delivery Partner delivering major projects across the North.

Prior to Amey, James spent 25 years at Mouchel, latterly as part of EM Highways. While at EM Highways, James was instrumental in identifying and leading on strategic roads growth opportunities. Building best practice from within his team and engaging the supply chain, James ensured a clear line of sight from front-line operations to successful outcomes which benefitted local communities and the customer. Through the involvement of the supply chain, James led EM Highways to achieve BS11000 Collaborative Business Relationship accreditation.

As a Chartered Civil Engineer, James holds Chartered memberships with the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.