David James


Based in London, David is a Senior Partner and leads the firm’s global Sport practice.

Recognised as one of the leading executive search authorities in the global sports industry, David works closely with a wide range of national governing bodies, international federations, clubs, agencies, brands, and rights holders to deliver transformational talent and structural change at board and C-suite level.


David gained his unrivaled market expertise and best practice insight from more than two decades of work in and around the business of sport, with rights holders, agencies and multinational service companies, before moving into search in 2010. This breadth of exposure to the business of sport has furnished David with a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities the sports industry faces.


A natural, engaging, and collaborative leader, David has attained a formidable reputation for his expertise in unlocking global talent for the biggest sporting organisations in the world.