James is a Geography and Transport Planning graduate from the University of Leeds. After graduating, he took up a role in the AECOM Freight and Logistics Team, and has been working there for the last four years. James recently spent two years on secondment in Abu Dhabi at the Department of Transport, Freight Division. While on secondment, James helped to improve the safety and efficiency of the freight industry in Abu Dhabi by developing policy and raising awareness in areas such as drivers' hours and vehicle maintenance. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and attends events throughout the year. In his spare time, James likes to keep fit, and in 2013 he completed the Leeds Half Marathon. He regularly plays football with AECOM colleagues in a 5-a-side league and plays golf on courses across the North of England. James also has a passion for travel, having travelled Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand for a year before starting university.