Chief Finance Officer

Gareth James

After graduating from the University of Teesside in 1991, Gareth began his career in the NHS working in the Finance Department of Chester Health Authority. For more than twenty years he has worked in various commissioning organisations across Cheshire surviving many reorganisations.

For 6 years Gareth worked for Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust as Deputy Director of Finance supporting financial recovery through the 'turnaround' process. In addition, Gareth combined this role with that of Director of Finance of Community Care Western Cheshire and supported the transfer of community services to a local foundation trust.
Gareth is a father of three and remains a resident of Western Cheshire living in Upton, Chester. Far from being a typical accountant, Gareth is a sports enthusiast, recently hanging up his rugby boots to concentrate on coaching his son's junior rugby team.