James Turner

James Turner – Associate

James Turner is an independent consultant with expertise in project evaluation and research and a particular focus on data analysis and data visualisation. James works across the UK with clients from the public sector and the voluntary and community sector. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior policy and leadership roles. He is the joint chair of the Toby Henderson Trust – a Northumberland-based charity supporting autistic young people.

James worked for Rocket Science from 2014 to 2019 as Associate Director – North East, heading up their Newcastle office. Prior to that he worked in a range of senior roles at the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund), including Head of Region – North East from 2005 to 2013.

Specialist skills

  • Data analysis and data visualisation
  • Report writing for influence and impact
  • Monitoring systems development
  • Grant funding support

Little weaknesses

  • The snooze button on my alarm
  • Mispronouncing the word ‘epitome’
  • Cadbury’s Freddos (five packs thereof)