James' working career commenced with the Postmaster General’s Department followed by a move to Telecom Services. Since retirement, James has enjoyed the challenge of lawn bowls, become a member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton (since 2016) and U3A.
James joined Standing Tall in July 2022 and was lucky enough to have had the opportunity of attending Youth Mental Health First Aid 2 day workshop which has given him a greater understanding of the challenges facing young people today. James believes that during the high school years, mental health is among the leading causes of falling grades. Problems with friends, relationships and substance misuse, can have a lifelong impact.
James hopes that his contribution to Standing Tall in some way helps the younger generation.