In his role James will also sit on the company’s Executive Committee.
James joins Aggregate Industries bringing with him a wealth of experience in leading organisations and teams through growth, as well as an innovative approach to organisational transformation in a dynamic and ever challenging environment.
With over 20 years of international experience in HR Leadership, James was previously Organisation & Talent Development Leader at General Electric. Before that, he was for 7 years Vice President of Human Resources at Alstom Power Services.
He has a Masters in Organisation Development and Change Management from Sheffield Hallam University, as well as various specialised certifications from renowned institutions like Insead, Kornferry and the International Coaching Federation.
Commenting on his appointment, James said: "I am honoured to take over the leadership of the Organisation and Human Resources function and I look forward to further developing the strong, organisational culture that Aggregate Industries takes pride in. We are a company that puts people at the heart of our business and values their professional and personal development. Our goal is to provide a safe, engaging and purposeful workplace for our employees and I think our active contribution is the key in achieving it."