James is a Yorta Yorta/ Bangerang man who is currently employed as the CEO of the Aboriginal Community Elders Service. James’ previous employment was as CEO of the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative and as Manager of Koorie Education with the Department of Education and Training. 

James has a great deal of organisational experience and has served on Boards at a state and national level.

James has been a VACCA Board Member for 19 years. He was one of the founding members of the first Victorian Aboriginal Youth Advisory Committee and a participant in the Koorie Leadership Program.