James has accepted the appointment as a Public Interest Director with ICCRC since June 2017. He is a CPA-CA (Chartered Professional Accountant) and has retired from teaching accounting and leading the related Co-op Education development at Simon Fraser University in 2008 after 24 years of tenure. He has also worked with Public accounting firms for over ten years mainly in the field of audit and taxation.
Immediately after his retirement from Simon Fraser University, he served six years as an appointed Board member with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority by the Province of British Columbia. During that period, he was an active member of the Finance & Audit Committee, Board member of Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) and Chair of Finance & Audit Committee of HEABC. He is currently also a member and the Vice-Chair of the Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee appointed by the Richmond City Council as a representative of citizens since November 2013.