Cllr James worked for 14 years as CEO of the Welsh Black Cattle Society and worked previously with livestock breeding companies. He has a degree in Environmental Management and Conservation and has worked in a number of voluntary roles including a pre-school nursery, and has managed volunteers. He has also worked with Estyn and the Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales. Cllr James was elected to the Llangadog ward of Carmarthenshire County Council in May 2012 and subsquently appointed to the National Park Authority.
Register of interests
Establishing in June 2012 a Certified Caravan Site at Baron's Court, Llangadog, of which he is Director and sole trader.