James has held management roles within the Scottish voluntary sector for over twenty years; the vast majority of which has been with organisations focussed upon HIV prevention and care, gay men’s sexual health promotion, youth work, and LGBT inclusion. He was invited to join the board of HIV Scotland in 2016 as a long-term ally and professional supporter of the organisation. James is passionate about community development and volunteering, with extensive experience of establishing and leading successful volunteering programmes. He is also a founding member and former trustee of LGBT Health and Wellbeing.