James Olarenshaw

James is a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience across industry and professional services in both Australia and UK.

Commencing his career with KPMG’s Melbourne office, James worked within the consumer & industrial markets and energy & natural resource sectors, on various size clients which included BHP Billiton, Incitec Pivot, Toll Group, Rip Curl Group, BMW Australia and Hawthorn Football Club. After 5 years working in professional services, James moved across to commercial finance within Coles and became the Finance Business Partner of Coles Brand. After two successful years at Coles, James took the opportunity to move to London and work as both the Head of Finance at Browns the subsidiary of Farfetch, a private equity backed luxury fashion retailer and Financial Controller of Lipsy, a multi channel retailer which had been recently acquired by multinational retailer Next plc (FSTE 100).

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