Group Legal Director and Company Secretary
Appointed Group Legal Director and Company Secretary in July 2011, James, a solicitor, was previously Group Company Secretary and General Counsel of George Wimpey Plc from February 2002 until July 2007, when he was appointed to the same position with Taylor Wimpey plc, following the merger. Before joining the Group, James held senior legal and company secretary roles in industry which included positions with The Rugby Group Plc and English China Clays Plc. James oversees compliance with legal and regulatory obligations and also manages the Company’s Legal and Secretariat Departments. He has significant legal, commercial, transactional and regulatory/corporate governance related experience. James is also a Trustee of Tennis Foundation charity where he also chairs their audit and remuneration committees.