James is a social entrepreneur and digital executive living in New York. As managing partner at New Economy Lab, he builds organizations and online communities that create meaningful social value, and leads experiments at the intersection of advocacy and digital media.
He was previously COO of the international digital division of The New York Times, where he worked with designers, journalists, technologists and marketers to build the next generation of digital experiences for the hundreds of millions of people who read The New York Times around the world. He also worked as a founding partner at New York-based social change agency Purpose, as a strategy consultant at McKinsey, and co-founded the sharing economy organization Peers.org.
Originally from Australia, James moved to the US to earn a PhD in experimental physics at Cornell University. He was later appointed by Harvard as an affiliate to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is also a fellow at Australia’s Center for Policy Development and co-authored a book on climate change policy and economics. Origin Magazine named him "one of the top creatives changing the world”.