He is a graduate of Nottingham University with a joint-honours degree in Economics / Economic History and the holder of a number of management qualifications.
Before assuming the role of Chair of Chamber's Sustainable Business Forum, Jim sat on this committee, along with the Retail Committee where he fronted involvement with the authorities on a number of issues including Sunday Trading, GST and the proposed new Licensing Law.
In addition to leading the Sustainable Business Forum, Jim also acts as Chamber’s Special Advisor on matters relating to the Voluntary and Community Sector.
In retirement Jim is currently Honorary Chair of the Jersey Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership, Genuine Jersey, the Jersey Cheshire Home, the Jersey One World Group and the Interim Working Party set-up to move the concept of a Coastal National Park for the island forward. In addition he, in a honorary capacity, sits on a multitude of committees and boards holding a variety of offices and involvements. One of his main "projects" for this year (2015) is leading a charity trek across the Slovenian Alps designed to raise funds in support of the "Big Splash (swimming pool) Appeal on behalf of the Cheshire Home.