• Phone: +61 3 9604 5642
  • Office: Melbourne
  • Address: 43/600 Bourke Street Melbourne
    VIC 3000
  • Address: 43/600 Bourke Street Melbourne
    VIC 3000
  • Phone: +61 3 9604 5642

Biography

James has worked with many businesses over his career providing strategy advice, business transformation program definition and delivery, performance enhancement solutions and corporate restructuring services, both in his role at Azurium and as Ferrier Hodgson’s Retail Practice Leader.

Over the last 15 years, James has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s leading retail corporate doctors and a well known advisor to boards and executive management. His deep knowledge and practical experience in the retail sector is unique in his field.

James is highly regarded as a key advisor on retail by lenders and financiers, as well as owners and operators of retail businesses of all sizes. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator on changes in consumer behaviour and the impact on retail models, having travelled extensively overseas with Westfield studying international retail business models and global trends.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

While the majority of James’s retail assignments are confidential, he has dealt with some of Australia’s biggest retail restructures and business transformations representing over $4.5 billion of retail sales in Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN. Clients include:

    • Major Australian & international banks
    • Hedge funds
    • Retail property institutions
    • Shopping centre developers and operators
    • Retailers 

    Biography

    James has worked with many businesses over his career providing strategy advice, business transformation program definition and delivery, performance enhancement solutions and corporate restructuring services, both in his role at Azurium and as Ferrier Hodgson’s Retail Practice Leader.

    Over the last 15 years, James has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s leading retail corporate doctors and a well known advisor to boards and executive management. His deep knowledge and practical experience in the retail sector is unique in his field.

    James is highly regarded as a key advisor on retail by lenders and financiers, as well as owners and operators of retail businesses of all sizes. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator on changes in consumer behaviour and the impact on retail models, having travelled extensively overseas with Westfield studying international retail business models and global trends.

    RECENT EXPERIENCE

    While the majority of James’s retail assignments are confidential, he has dealt with some of Australia’s biggest retail restructures and business transformations representing over $4.5 billion of retail sales in Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN. Clients include:

      • Major Australian & international banks
      • Hedge funds
      • Retail property institutions
      • Shopping centre developers and operators
      • Retailers 

      Qualifications and Memberships

      • Bachelor of Commerce
      • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
      • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
      • Member of the Turnaround Management Association
      • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

      Qualifications and Memberships

      • Bachelor of Commerce
      • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
      • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
      • Member of the Turnaround Management Association
      • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

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