Jim is an Advisor to Xfund. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE) in 2015, where he has been an integral part of the team that has invested in over 40 spin-outs from the University of Oxford and has raised over £600m in investment funds from strategic investors. He held similar positions at Lonrho Holdings Limited between 2013 and March 2015, Sportingbet plc from 2008 to 2013, Johnson Service Group plc 2004 to 2007 and Informa Group Plc 1997 to 2004. He trained as an accountant with Deloitte, where he worked for 8 years. Since November 2019, Jim was interim Chief Executive Officer of OSE.