James Hair LLB CA, Managing Director


What’s your role at James Hair & Co?
As Managing Director, I have the day-to-day responsibility of running the business as well as regularly seeing clients. It’s a great balance – it makes getting up in the morning easy!


What do you like best about it?
The complete variety of tasks – I get to meet lots of interesting people and seldom have to do the same thing twice. Our clients are such a great mix of business types, sizes
 and at different stages of development. Everyone we work with has a different set of ambitions, challenges and requirements, and we get the opportunity to help provide solutions.


What one word sums you up and why?
I’ve always worked hard and played hard! It’s not one word, but it’s a comment many will appreciate!


What was the last thing you Googled?
‘Golf holiday’! That’s what I do a lot of in my spare time.


What’s No.1 on your bucket list?
To get my golf handicap into single figures – I’m heading down, but I still have aspirations for it! Other than that, there are still so many places around the world I’d like to visit.



  • Graduated in 1975 with an LLB from Edinburgh University
  • Qualified as a CA in 1978, training with KPMG (Formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co)
  • Held a licence to deal in securities from 1985
  • Passed J12 Securities advice and dealing examination in 2014