After being a delegate in 2016, James joined the AIYD Committee in 2017. He is the Victorian Government’s Specialist Adviser for South Asia leading Victoria’s economic engagement with the region from Melbourne. He previously worked in the Victorian Premier’s Department developing Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future.
James is passionate about increasing connections between India and Australia with a particular focus on economic outcomes, youth leadership and cultural understanding. James was also the Founding India Editor at Asia Options, which he started to provide advice and resources that encourage and support young Australians to engage with India through study, work or leaderships opportunities.