James joined as CEO of The Education People in July 2018. He started his career in education as a teacher in inner city London secondaries, progressing through senior leadership roles in both challenging and outstanding schools. With two successful headships under his belt he then moved into the role of Director of Standards for the second largest education group in Dubai: working closely with the CEO to drive transformational change across the group of all-through schools and nurseries by raising educational standards and expanding the business in a highly competitive market.
He brings over 20 years of educational expertise to the role of CEO, along with experience of forming sustainable business partnerships with local, national and multinational companies. His most recent role involved successfully establishing an education service that had a significant impact on improving outcomes for children and young people. He is committed to ensuring the same impact is felt at The Education People, as the company strives to become the one-stop shop for professional education services, support and products across the country.