James Jeynes (Associate Director of Development) is also Chief Executive and Founder of MemNet Ltd. For over 24 years James has been working within the membership and associations sectors as a senior manager. At SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives) he had a number of roles over a 21 year period including developing the commercial arm SOLACE International, managing all of the organisations membership and event services and delivering contractual relationships with partner organisations. Whilst at SOLACE International he worked overseas in South Africa, France, Switzerland, UAE, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad. From 1996 to 2013 he was also Head of Secretariat for the Association of Chief Executives of Public Bodies (ACE) which was delivered through Cabinet Office under the management of Sir Gus O’Donnell KCB, Cabinet Secretary and Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General of Ordnance Survey. James has a passion for creating and developing businesses and is currently also a Director of Executive Office Ltd, Director of the Football Argument Ltd and an Advisor to the NHS England Personal Health Budgets Team. In his spare time James is a Trustee of The Lewis Jeynes Fund and a Board Trustee for the Batten Disease Family Association.
James is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.