James joined IBA in 2019 as an Aviation Analyst within the Valuations Team. He graduated with a Bachelors in Aviation Technology and Management from the University of Leeds – covering many different aspects of the Aviation Industry such as Airline Economics, Aerodynamics, Avionics and Aircraft Design. During his studies, James designed a 5-year business plan for a potential Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organisation based at Leeds East Airport. His final year project also included the design of a concept drone for use in a commercial mineshafts. Before joining IBA James completed International Citizens Service, a volunteering programme where he spent 10 weeks in Tanzania helping to teach business skills to young adults.