James was one of the initial team working with our Chair, Joe Montgomery, creating Youth Futures Foundation’s governance, operational systems and policies, and leading the preparation work for Youth Futures to pass its “strategic & operational readiness” assessment by DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund. James is now responsible for Finance, IT, Legal and HR functions, supports the CEO and the Board on governance matters and is responsible for the operation of the Board’s Audit, Finance & Investment and Organisational Development committees. James has a background in company and business unit start-ups, building on his general management and finance experience at Unilever.