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James Gow,
Group Managing Director - Markets


James leads our multi-jurisdictional client experience, marketing and business development teams, driving the continued development of the Group’s market proposition and its focus on client relationships and experience. In this role he plays a key part in developing the Group’s service offering and client focus as we expand into new markets, embed leading technology and continue to invest in the training and development of our people.

A member of the Aztec Group Executive Committee and our Client Committee, James is based in the UK with a Group-wide remit across all operational jurisdictions.

Background and experience

James has forged an international career focused on the development of market-leading client experiences and the successful pursuit of business growth opportunities. With a background in professional services, he joined the Group in 2020 from leading global real estate firm JLL, where he held senior roles including Head of Consulting and Head of Marketing, Sales and Business Development for the UK.

Prior to his time with JLL, James spent 12 years with PwC and EY in Australia and the UK, holding senior positions in account management, client experience and market solutions.


  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)
  • Degree in Business Administration from Canterbury Business School, University of Kent

Outside of the office

James is married to Jane and father to Alexander and Olivia. He is a keen sports fan and makes every effort to allow time in his schedule for golf, cycling and yoga. He enjoys reading and sneaking in a classic sci-fi film when he can.

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