James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts: FRSA. The Fellowship is a global network of 29,000 people who support the RSA’s mission of finding innovative and creative solutions to social challenges.

Having an interest in the history of the City of London, James holds the Freedom of the City and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Innholders.

James is also an enthusiastic Freemason in London, being member of a number of Lodges and Royal Arch Chapters. Currently he is a Visiting Officer to two lodges in the City Inspectorate and Deputy Grand Organist (MetDepGOrg) for the Metropolitan Grand Lodge.