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Director - Sydney
James is an innovative business leader with experience drawn from a range of industries. A varied & extensive portfolio of roles has given him a unique perspective on the direction of business in the modern day. His areas of expertise focuses on the tech revolution taking place in business and assisting businesses to grow both nationally and multinationally. Now an integral part of the businessDEPOT Sydney business services team, James can assist you too.
James brings many learnings to his clients from his positions as Global CFO of Xref Limited (2016 - ) and as Head of Accounting at Xero Australia (2014-2018). In both roles, he has obtained valuable knowledge in the tech and start up space along with hands on experience raising capital from private investors and the share market. Dealing with tax regulators in seven jurisdictions across APAC, EMEA & North America he has the knowledge to assist business to navigate global tax & corporate governance requirements.
James has over 18 years experience in public practice, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (FCA), a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) a mentor, lecturer and industry partner at Macquarie University and has been actively involved in the community for much of his professional career, providing support for several local charities and community groups. Married with two young children, he is a keen writer & industry commentator, an avid reader of biographies and has a passion for family, football & fast cars.
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