James served for 10 years as an officer in the elite Royal Marine Commandos, serving on multiple deployments around the world, including three combat tours of Afghanistan.
In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for leadership and bravery on the frontline.
James is passionate about the natural world and history and regularly combines these interests on his travels and overseas expeditions.
He is also CEO of the international security risk management company, AnotherDay and a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society.
He is now in planning for a series of adventures to campaign against shark finning.
James loves adventuring and the outdoors and holds licences for skydiving, motorbiking, HGV driving, and diving.