James has 33 years of experience as a collision investigator and served with Merseyside Police until 2006. After retiring from the police, he continued work as a consultant for Keith Borer Consultants until he retired in 2018.
In 1988, James was one of the founder members of ITAI and since then has taken on various roles within the Institute as Chairman, Secretary to the Grades Assessment Group, Assessor and now Council Member.
On behalf of ITAI, James was the original external examiner at De Montfort University overseeing the UCPD course for Collision Investigation.
Since retiring he has more time to give to ITAI and became a member of the management Council and was elected as Chairman.