James McDermott

Head of Operations (South)

James McDermott, Emerging Futures CIC Head of Operations (South)

James has worked in the substance misuse use sector for 12 years. He has designed and developed award-winning grass roots organisations to work alongside statutory and third sector providers, including the NHS, prison and probation services.

He has worked with the Centre for Social Justice, The National Lottery, local authorities and commissioners to redesign services and evoke system change.

James joined Emerging Futures in 2015 and managed community services in Birmingham and Gloucestershire. He went on to develop and implement housing projects nationally as our Business Development Lead before stepping into the Head of Operations role.