James joined Argyll and Bute Council’s Leisure Services team in 2005 after a long career in the Scottish Area Tourist Board network, latterly as Area Manager (Lomond and Clyde), where he was responsible for the day-to-day delivery of visitor and membership services in the area.
He is involved in a number of local organisations, including The United Church of Bute, where he has served as Session Clerk since 2011. James joined the Management Committee of Fyne Home in 2007. He held the post of Vice Chair from October 2016 and was elected as Chairman in October 2019. He has previously held the post of Convener of the Staffing Committee.