James’s current occupation is CEO of MEPC Limited, a Commercial Real Estate asset and development management organisation, which specialises in urban regeneration and science and technology parks and currently has £1bn of assets under its management. James has 40 years’ experience in the property management and development sector and graduated from Reading University with a BSc in Estate Management. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Even outside of his professional role, James remains interested in the Real Estate industry, mentoring graduates and progressing the career development of young people.
Since joining Activate Learning in 2014, James has become Chair of the Remuneration Committee and remains keen to help young people transform their lives through good applied education, which reaches across all ability groups. James also believes that he can apply his real estate and business experience to his role as a governor, ensuring that facilities across the sites are fit for purpose.