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.
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:
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