James has spent much of his life working for animal welfare and conservation organisations overseas. He returned to the UK in 2010, after spending eight years in Zambia, where he founded an elephant release programme and then later helped establish it to become the country’s only elephant orphanage and rehabilitation centre. James also spent two years working in a wildlife sanctuary, helping to rescue and rehabilitate a vast array of African wildlife and also creating a marketing strategy for other sanctuary’s in developing countries to follow. James has run his own Graphic Design and Audio/Visual Production company and has worked as a Development Project Manager for a well-known retail company. As Managing Director of WVS, his role is to oversee all aspects of the charity’s day-to-day operations, while generating long-term strategies and plans for the growth of the organisation.