Previously a Senior Manager with in-depth experience of management issues gained in over 30 years within the police service/public sector. On his ‘retiral’ from the police service, he set up a personal training business, incorporating all aspects of health improvement as well as physical fitness development.
Jim gained a BA Degree in Social Sciences from the Open University and a BSc (with Distinction) in Sport & Exercise Science from Edinburgh Napier University
Jim was first introduced to squash in 1978 and was immediately hooked. He quickly set up a Squash Section within the police force and has been a volunteer in squash ever since, holding positions locally, nationally and internationally. He is also a qualified squash coach, referee and assessor.
As well as becoming the National Secretary for the Police Sport UK Squash Section, he was elected to the Board of Scottish Squash in 2011 and elected President of Scottish Squash in 2013. In 2017, he was elected as a member of the WSF Ethics Commission and in 2018 was appointed as Chairman of the ‘Mission 22’ project to develop and select referees for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Later that same year he was appointed Chairman of the ESF Disciplinary Committee and in May 2019 was elected as Vice-President of ESF with responsibility for refereeing and coaching.
In May 2022, he was appointed as Chairman of the World Squash Officiating Advisory Group.