Co-Founder of Pride and Joy
James is passionate about leadership and allowing people to grow and develop in their roles.
A competitive person with a history of competitive sports, James led NZ Ski as CEO for six and half years. He left the role mid-2013 to pursue a lifelong dream and aspiration to create a global brand built around Kiwi ingenuity and our core values: Pride & Joy.
Pride & Joy’s single purpose is to ‘entrepreneurise’ the remarkable people amongst today’s unemployed and under-employed. It is a business in which 'Remarkable Unemployees' can be involved and not only create significant profitability for them but also teach them the necessary skills and experience they will require to build a successful business.
Pride & Joy launched in Auckland on December 16 with two Pods, and now has 5 Pods in New Zealand. They are 'hatching' new Pods in Wellington, New Plymouth, Tauranga and other parts of Auckland over the coming weeks. The goal is to have 15 Pods operating in NZ by next summer.
“Nothing of any significance is easy in life. It takes commitment, focus and a dogged determination to succeed, often in the face of detractors, disbelievers and road blocks.”