James established Proactive Tax and Business Services in 1998 and set about building a strong focused team. Originally from Adelaide James and wife Catriona were drawn to the amazing lifestyle offered by the region including skiing, water sports and bush walking. As Managing Director of Proactive, over the past 18 years James has helped the business grow to the team of 10 that it is today. James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has recently added a Diploma of Financial Planning to his repertoire. James and Catriona and their two very active children Liam (a dancer) and Hayley (a skateboarder) love to travel, enjoy the outdoors and are involved in many local community projects including Youth activities, the Arts and operation of the Mansfield Armchair Cinema.