James is an experienced Company Director, Private Equity Investor and Philanthropist. He is currently Director, Kirby Capital Pty Ltd, his family investment vehicle, and is Vice Chairman of the James N Kirby Foundation, the family’s philanthropic foundation. James was previously executive director in his family’s engineering business: The James N. Kirby Group. The Group was founded by his grandfather in 1924 and grew to become one of Australia’s leading manufacturers with operations in the automotive, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. James has managed the Kirby family’s investments in shares, property and private equity and made several successful investments in technology and other industries.