James’s career started in 1973 with Logica, programming for IBM Mainframes, before moving to Marconi to work on Air Defence projects as a Software Team Leader. In 1979, James joined Commsoft as a Software designer and during the following years worked on a number of diverse IT projects. James became one of the key technical authors of software applications that would eventually lead to the OASES system. James was promoted to the Board of Directors in 1991, and he has continued to be involved in the technical aspects of OASES helping guide the product through various technologies to bring it to it’s current version. James has an HND in Computing and has a keen interest in aviation matters in general, gaining his Private Pilot’s license in 1982.