Chief Executive and Secretary-General
James runs the UK’s National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) and represents it as Secretary-General at UNESCO headquarters and to its 194 member states.
He works with the UK’s UNESCO sites and designations and the global network of 200 National Commissions for UNESCO. He is an Alternate Delegate for the UK at UNESCO’s General Conference and was an Alternate Member of the UNESCO Executive Board for the UK from 2013 – 2019.
James was part of the social inclusion task force when at Age Concern; he wrote the first human rights and nursing policy position paper at the Royal College of Nursing. He worked on EU Trade and Partnership Agreements at the European Parliament; was a stagiaire at the Secretariat-General of the European Commission; worked at the UK Financial Services Authority; and ran the Brussels offices of the Law Societies, Save the Children International, MHA Associates and the start up Internet company I-Wave Limited.