James is a Senior Partner at Marclay with over 15 years’ experience in cyber security and risk management. He oversees our consultancy services, building and managing the firm's team of cyber consultants, forensics experts and investigators.
A commissioned military officer, James graduated in the top third of his class from the military academy in Sandhurst in 2002, going on to a distinguished career which saw service in the airborne forces prior to deployment across Eastern Europe and the Middle East in a covert intelligence role. Prior to leaving the military in 2009 , James was in command of an intelligence unit overseas working with liaison partners to combat threats to National Security.
James had developed and grown the delivery function at Marclay, refining the company's information security auditing practice and leading many of the crisis response and investigative engagements. James has been instrumental in the company’s growth and has created the client facing ethos that Marclay has developed a reputation for.
James is well known across boardrooms in the UK and overseas, frequently providing briefings to senior stakeholders who appreciate James’s ability to clearly articulate technical issues in easy to understand briefings whilst remaining focussed on the key risks that need addressing. James has engaged with FTSE100 boards, Premier League Chairmen and royalty with success.
James holds a Bachelor of Science in Computation (with honours) from UMIST and is currently UK HM Government SC (security check) cleared.
In his spare time, James is a keen runner and motorcyclist and he volunteers with The Scouts.