James trained in Physics and Radiation and Environmental Protection and has worked as an environmental consultant for over ten years. His main areas of interest include the safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal facilities, contaminated land management, restoration strategies for nuclear sites and options assessment studies. James is a director of Quintessa Limited.
James enjoys solving real problems by trying to see the big picture, finding out about new things and trying to make sense of them. He can often be found running around or climbing things, and not just when in pursuit of his two daughters. These days he mainly focuses on marathons, largely because training offers the opportunity of a good chat on Sunday morning long runs. Beyond this he has truly international
interests, being a fan of Italian cars, British audio components, and French wine.