Civil Engineering Technology, 1995
Honours Bachelor of Commerce, 1999
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and now residing in Oakville, Ontario, James joined Great West Life in 2016 and is the Vice President & Global Head of Operational Risk. James has worked in the financial services industry since graduating from the Bachelor of Commerce program at Lakehead University in 1999, and has since held various roles in risk management and regulatory organizations including the Bank of Montreal and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI). James takes pride in always being an active volunteer, including through his current roles with a local food bank, numerous other community and industry associations, as well as having served on Lakehead's Board of Governors in 2007-2009.