Chief Operating and Financial Officer
James is Buro Happold’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer, responsible for leading and providing direction for the practice’s finance, IT, operations, marketing and systems functions. A qualified accountant, with a BSc and FCA, James brings a proven track record of delivering strong profitable growth through technical strength, diligence, and a tremendous work ethic.
James’ role involves working closely with our CEO, Neil Squibbs, and the Global Executive, to develop and execute the overall operational targets for the business, and drive their successful delivery against our strategy, annual plans and objectives.
Prior to joining Buro Happold, James was CFO/COO at Landor, a subsidiary of the multinational advertising and marketing company WPP group, where he also held a number of executive/finance roles during his tenure. James has significant experience partnering with leaders and CEOs in professional services businesses to achieve strong sales and profit growth.