James was appointed an Executive Director of BAM Construct UK in September 2015.

He joined BAM in 1985 and has worked his way up from General Foreman. Before joining the Board, James led our construction business in the North East for nine years. 

James is a strong advocate of the potential of digital construction and developing BAM’s whole lifecycle approach to help clients to manage their estates efficiently and sustainably.

Among his Board responsibilities, James is joint managing director of our construction business with Douglas Keillor, with particular responsibility for overseeing the North East, North West, Midlands and London divisions. He is also lead sponsor of the drive for greater diversity and inclusion in BAM and he oversees the development of digital construction.

The fifth generation of his family to work in the built environment, James believes construction is in his genes. 

“Listening to what your customers want is key; you need to do it to succeed in this industry. My father taught me a lot about listening and I believe in engaging and involving everyone in BAM, so they can make their full contribution to developing our service to clients.” 

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