James Roome

Managing Director/Area/Country Manager

James Roome is the firm’s Country Manager for the United Kingdom and serves on the Global Executive Committee. He formerly co-led the Technology Sector.

James is a core member of the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners and the Digital Practice. He leads succession projects for CEOs and board members in technology, and across other industries facing technology transformation. His recently completed assignments include CEO of a global telecoms operator; CEO of a PE-backed technology infrastructure company; and the establishment of a Board in preparation for an IPO. He works with large-scale global market leaders and fast-growth private companies.

James is Vice Chair of the Prince’s Trust’s Technology Leadership Group. The Group supports disadvantaged young people through partnerships with leading technology companies.



Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, James was a management consultant with Ernst and Young.  He specialized in transformation design delivery across multiple industry sectors. Prior to that, James was a project manager with British Airways’ Airport Operations group.



James received his B.Sc in management sciences from Loughborough University.