James joined Lion’s Head in 2011 as a director. He provides financial and strategic advice to governments, institutional investors and companies in frontier markets across infrastructure, financial services and other high impact sectors.

As part of Lion’s Head’s work in African capital markets, James has responsibility for managing the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com). Through this and other initiatives, he originates and executes transactions across the continent.

In addition to his work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, James has advised European utilities, governments and regulators on corporate and regulatory finance issues, covering the energy, rail and postal sectors.

James was previously a senior consultant at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates and, prior to that, worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Nairobi. He has a Masters in Development Economics and a first class MA in History and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.

James is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November 2017.