Having begun his career at the LME, James spent 30 years in natural resources, as a specialist corporate broker, which included mining finance, origination and equity sales. He has worked on a wide range of projects, worldwide, ranging from industrial minerals, precious metals, copper, diamonds, coal, uranium, iron ore and oil and gas. He worked at James Capel, Credit Lyonnais, Nedbank, Canaccord and Mirabaud, gaining substantial experience with international institutional fund managers, hedge funds and sector specialists. Over the years he has been involved in a large number of IPO’s, as well as primary and secondary placings, developing junior companies through to production and beyond. He is currently a director of Bacanora Minerals and Geiger Counter Ltd.