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Board of Governors

Staff profile

James Poskitt

Board of Governors





  • MBA - University of Leeds Business School
  • MRICS - Qualified Charter Surveyor
  • BSc (Hons) - Reading University - College of Estate Management

Areas of expertise​

  • Property development and property investment
  • Strategic planning, financial control, contractual arrangements, statutory and regulatory compliance

Current or most recent occupation/s

James is the Managing Director of GMI property company and has been responsible for developments such as Thorpe Park Leeds, Sheffield Digital Campus and Doncaster Lakeside. Working with Leeds Metropolitan University, now Leeds Beckett University, since 1994, experience has been gained in the Higher Education Sector, both in consulting and project delivery including playing a leading role in the delivery of the Rose Bowl which now is home to the Leeds Business School.

Roles and memberships

  • Governor of Harrogate Ladies' College
  • Active roles in a number of local and national business organisations including the Chamber of Commerce.