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James Leighton Davis

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James Leighton Davis is an expert corporate/competitive/marketing strategist, analyst, planner, and management professional. Holder of a Master's Degree in Business from the University of Notre Dame, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society, James has worked at a senior level performing business performance, financial and management consultancy capacities in a number of different markets. His past employers and clients include blue chip companies including News International, The Financial Times, Southwest Airlines, and Navitas Limited. James has also worked with a large number of SMEs including The Intelligence Bureau, Intierra Ltd, DSMedia Ltd and MSM International; and with public sector organisations including Hampshire County Council and the State Government of Western Australia.
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Jan 2010

Advisory and analytical services predominantly in corporate and competitive strategy, risk management, business continuity management and business improvement. Clients include Navitas Limited, Shire of Leonora, Skywest Airlines and the State Government of Western Australia.

Commercial Director & Head of Strategy

Jun 2007 - Jan 2010 (2 years)

Overall responsibility for business improvement and corporate, competitive and marketing strategy as well as commercial management of an SME with a diverse portfolio comprising a number of different products and services, including a market leading web portal and a weekly magazine. Leadership of Commercial Directorate. Member of Corporate Executive (Leadership) team and Chair of ICT Steering Committee. Additional responsibility for the identification and assessment of corporate investment opportunities;

Senior Manager / Intelligence Analyst

Jan 2006 - Jun 2007 (1 year)

Responsible for corporate, business development and customer retention strategy, key client management, and the research, analysis and reporting of financial, market, and land tenure intelligence to major resources sector clients.

Business Administration Manager

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006 (1 year)

Responsible for business improvement and strategic / commercial analysis and modelling for News International in Western Australia, in particular the analysis of financial and circulation data.


Master of Business

2003 - 2005 (2 years)


Practical Financial Analysis (2008)

CPA Australia

PRINCE2 (2007)

Tanner James

Lean Six Sigma (2007)

Australian Institute of Management


The Trident Approach to Strategic Planning, Implementation and Management

The Trident Approach to Strategy is a comprehensive, step-by-step process guide to strategic planning, implementation and management. It is widely used by organisations of all types and sizes - from publicly-listed corporations to small non-profits - and has attracted praise for its simplicity and user-friendliness.


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