James is the lead consultant and founder of Clearwater Advisors Ltd. He has spent a substantial part of his career developing people, working with CEOs and middle management groups in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Canada, Dubai and South Africa. His strengths lie in unlocking the natural personality of his clients when they communicate in order to make them more engaging and effective. His recent clients include ABN Amro, Apax Partners, BBC, Hunton & Williams, Perot Systems, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell International, UBS and Visa International. Prior to becoming a consultant, James facilitated performance-raising culture change programmes with The Pacific Institute. His first career was as an officer in the Irish Guards. In his five years, in addition to leading several expeditions, he also served on operational tours in both Northern Ireland and Bosnia. Whilst in Bosnia he was in charge of briefing the British General on media issues and co-ordinating the international media coverage of the first post-war elections. He was born in 1968 and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from Anglia Polytechnic in 1990. He has run the London Marathon three times. He also finds time to pursue a wide range of interests including scuba diving, sailing, skiing, photography and guitar. He is married with three children and lives in Sevenoaks.