After being a delegate in 2016, James joined the AIYD Committee in 2017. He works in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advising on trade, investment and international engagement policy. James is also the Founding India Editor at Asia Options. He started the India section at Asia Option to provide advice and resources that encourage and support young Australians to engage with India through study, work or leaderships opportunities. James has a particular interest in community engagement with the Indian diaspora in Australia, and has previously been involved in the Australia India Society of Victoria Committee and organising City of Darebin Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations.