James is Chief Operating Officer at Hostmaker, with a mission to build the world’s leading homestay management company. His remit includes leadership of the Commercial and People teams, plus Guest, Home and Daily Operations, over 500 office and front-line team members across Europe.

Prior to Hostmaker, James was at Travelport, a global travel technology business, responsible for Commercial Strategy. James was also Director, Global Corporate Strategy for InterContinental Hotels Group, responsible for developing growth strategies, with specific focus on new and emerging market strategies and brand planning.

In his spare time, James has advised start-ups in the travel and fitness space, supporting passionate founders on growth acceleration strategies, and is a keen runner and cyclist.