Group CEO

Possessing finely honed negotiation skills and a passion for sales, James began his career in the finance and investment industries with roles at Deutsche Bank and Rivkin, before turning his eye to the family business.

In 2009, James was appointed to the role of Managing Director at Kennedy (formerly LK Boutique), and soon after implemented a revitalisation strategy to modernise the business whilst remaining true to the heritage associated with the Kennedy name. He continues to evolve Kennedy by tailoring it to meet the needs of a new generation of luxury goods connoisseurs.

With the creation of Emerald Group Investments (EGI) in 2013, James’ role evolved to Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, bringing forth his entrepreneurial drive and strategic vision to ensure that EGI becomes the number one luxury goods retail and services group in the region.