Jamie had an early career in IT project management for companies such as Ernst & Young, Capgemini and BP. After volunteering in 2001-02 as a Youth Offending Panel member in Brixton, a Government scheme to rehabilitate young offenders in the community, he decided to take a career break to volunteer for a youth charity in South America. After a life-changing experience, he eventually decided to find a more meaningful career and after a short period working in politics, joined The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity set up by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Jamie led public sector partnerships that supported The Prince’s Trust Team programme – a 12-week youth development experience for unemployed young people. He subsequently joined the private sector fundraising team, first leading relationships with the technology sector through a successful initiative called the Technology Leadership Group which had 50 corporate and major donor members. Building on this success, he then joined forces with a small number of business leaders from the burgeoning internet sector to form a new funding initiative called the ‘Internet and Media Leadership Group’.

After 7 years with The Prince’s Trust, he joined Help for Heroes as their first Income Operations Director. It was during this time with the military charity that he understood the sacrifice made by the young men and women wounded, injured or sick, mostly from the recent Iraq and Afghan conflicts. He restructured the fundraising operation and developed a regular giving scheme called Friends of Help for Heroes.

Since then Jamie has worked for Prince’s Trust International, Victim Support and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 

He enjoys hiking, cycling and running and lives in North London.