James has been a trustee of the friends since inception. Having been a regular attendee at Derwent Hill during his teen years, he knows first-hand the positive impact outdoor education can have on youngsters confidence and outlook on lives. A lover of many sports, James is a passionate believer in access to sporting opportunities and the wider outdoor experience in general, regardless of background or ability. James has been the charity treasurer for numerous years and an invaluable member of the Friends.
When not working James likes nothing more than being in the outdoors, be it walking, running or just spending time with his family.