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James is one of 25 volunteers’ part of Accelerate 25, the D&I forum within Mercedes AMG F1 Team. His role includes regular meetings to provide his input on specific areas of D&I, suggestions for future focus areas, internal events. He is a member and mentor at the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE). In his capacity James co-hosted “Make Engineering Hot” in partnership with Mercedes F1 & AFBE. He shared his journey and advised on how to stand out from the crowd. Throughout the year James has assisted students in the STEMettes program, involving aged 16-20yrs writing CV’s. He was interviewed by BBC Radio5LiveF1 for Black History Month, where he discussed the state of diversity in F1 and how the team plans to move forward. James has been leading the process in organising the first motorsport panel with AFBE that’ll include crucial figures of under-represented groups who are the change makers of their time. In his spare time, he volunteers by giving inspiring talks to the next generation that anything is possible.