James is a well-respected industry veteran and seasoned financial executive. His deep experience and proven leadership skills build upon IGM’s successful business strategy and momentum in the wealth and asset management businesses.
Prior to joining IGM in 2020, James had a 30-year career at Scotiabank where he had global oversight of the bank’s asset management and wealth management businesses in addition to the bank’s Canadian personal and commercial banking businesses. Over his career at Scotiabank, James also held leadership roles in the Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Personal & Commercial Banking, and Insurance areas of the company.
James holds joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University as well as a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from York University.
He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Northleaf Capital, Rockefeller Capital Management, and Wealthsimple. He is also a member of the Regimental Senate, 48th Highlanders of Canada, and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Soulpepper Theatre Company.