Director, Performance Pathways
As the Director, Performance Pathways at CSIO, James combines his business and high-performance acumen to deliver programs and pathway support to the Ontario sport sector in the areas of Athlete Development and High Performance Planning, Coach Education and Athlete Services.
James competed in an array of sports in his native Australia, including Field Hockey, Track and Field, Cricket, Surf Lifesaving and Swimming. During his studies at university, James held a coaching position at a Brisbane-based swim club. Helping his athletes excel and attain performance success provided James with the opportunity to coach internationally at the 2004 Open Water World Championships and lecture for FINA at the 2005 Talent Identification Project Ccamp in Bangkok. Working for and with Queensland Swimming and the Queensland Academy of Sport, James honed his high performance knowledge and experience.
After moving to Canada in 2005, James spent 13 years in the Canadian Swimming system before transitioning into the role of High Performance Athlete Development Advisor at the CSIO. In this role, he worked with sports targeted through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative to develop and improve their provincial high performance programming. After several years in this role, James moved into the role of Director, Performance Pathways at CSIO in 2020.
Queensland University of Technology, Australia – Bachelor of Business (BBus), Majors – Accounting & International Business
Professional Affiliations & Certifications:
National Coaching Certificate Program, Certified: Senior Coach – Level 3, Swimming