James McCarthy

James McCarthy currently serves as Head of Business Engagement for the Conservative Party, with a brief to strengthen relations between business and the Conservative Party and develop new business engagement streams.

McCarthy previously served as Senior Director of Boeing Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing for Boeing products and services.  Previously, he served as Regional Director, Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes leading marketing activities across Africa.

Prior to joining The Boeing Company, McCarthy was a senior analyst and portfolio manager at Richmond Capital LLP, a London based hedge fund.

McCarthy holds an honours degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University.

Alongside the Aviation Club UK, he is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) as well as the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT) and sits on the Humanitarian Committee of the ISTAT Foundation.

Beyond aviation, he sits as Chairman of Mane Chance Sanctuary, an equine welfare charity and is a keen enthusiast of oenology, music and the arts.