Managing Director, Marine Resources

James Ward

James Ward is the Founder and Managing Director of Marine Resources Recruitment. A leading recruitment firm that specialises across the International Marine Industry including the Yacht Racing Market. James and his team at Marine Resources have been successfully recruiting at all levels into yacht racing equipment suppliers, boatbuilders, design offices and race teams round the world since 2003.

Originally from Devon, James grew up sailing and racing out of Exmouth and started a career as a composite boatbuilder soon after leaving collage.

Prior to setting up Marine Resources, James raced and coached professionally across a number of ‘One Design’ fleets and has represented Great Britain at various International events with multiple World, European and National Fleet and Match Race titles achieved along the way.

James is a passionate marine business leader and entrepreneur and believes in empowering the next generation of talent as well as evolving the industry to embrace equality and diversity. He wants the Marine Industry to become more recognised as a career choice to both the next generation and also for talent from other industries.

James is also a Personality Profiling Practitioner and regularly works with his clients to help them develop their teams to ensure they have complimenting personalities and skill sets to produce top results whether it’s in sales or manufacturing.