James Parkhouse

Meet our Chief Executive Officer, James.

"My main focus and priority is to define and articulate a clear vision and strategy for the business and to build a strong team to deliver it. I am a great believer that if you have the right people, in the right roles, all pointing in the same direction you can achieve great things together."

I started my career journey in IT and management consulting roles at Sema Consulting (now part of French company ATOS) and Valoris. Later, I joined Capita and have worked across a variety of roles, gaining experience as a Programme Office Manager and later moving on as an Acquisition Manager for Capita Business Services.

Over a three year period, I also led the UK part of Capita's India operation where I oversaw growth from 100 to 3,000 people as the CEO and growing Capita’s travel offering from a single site travel management company to the multi-site specialist that Capita Travel and Events is today. Since December 2008, I have been serving as the CEO of Capita Travel and Events responsible for the overall strategy and operational delivery of the business.

Primarily, my role is all about alignment. It’s about aligning the strategy, structure, systems, and skills and driving our warm culture towards that shared vision. Similar to the conductor of the orchestra, it’s my job to unify the team, set the tempo, and make sure we are all playing in tune!

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