As President of KSL Resorts, James oversees the day-to-day operations and drives the strategy of the company. Prior to this promotion, James served as the longtime CFO at KSL. During that tenure, he succeeded at improving financial performance and delivering high returns to investors and partners.
Prior to joining the KSL team in 2006, James trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and Hong Kong. He then held a number of high profile financial positions in large, diverse international organizations, taking him all over the globe. Most notably, James was the CFO of Orient-Express Hotels (now Belmond), where he completed the successful IPO of the company on the NYSE and its subsequent growth.
Then again, travel is practically in his blood; James was born in Jamaica to Scottish parents who took the family around the world, residing in several different places throughout his upbringing.
In his off hours, James enjoys spending time with his three boys who are deeply into all kinds of athletic endeavors. He also enjoys listening to music, running, watching sports and reading about history or — you guessed it — traveling.
QUOTE: Do the best you can until you know better; then, when you know better, do better.
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