James Lewis is the Founder and Chief Executive of Action For Elders, with over 25 years experience in the non profit sector at a senior level. Initially from a corporate background: following the death of his young son from cancer he changed his career path to begin a history of founding national and international organisations; with a focus on innovative solutions to health and social care challenges.

He holds positions on several boards and was a leading consultant for the Walt Disney Company in Community Affairs; assisting in the establishment of their Programme for terminally ill children and their families at Disneyland Paris. A past Chair of Age Concern in Sutton and trustee of the Elderly Accommodation Counsel, he is now assisting a small charity to develop whilst also serving as a Non Executive Director for a much larger social enterprise.

His achievements include founding a Lloyds Syndicate specialising in travel insurance for the terminally ill and becoming national winner of the CBI sponsored Leading The Way Award in 2002. He has been the subject of an ITV television documentary called Smoothing the Stone and has extensive media experience; largely as a result of his music programme which is syndicated internationally. James lives close to the beaches of Swansea with his family where he is desperately attempting to complete his first book, tentatively called ‘For the earth is hollow but I have touched the sky’…………and yes, he is also a Trekkie!

James also boasts a limited number of anecdotes, including an hilarious story about Michael Bublé's first gig at Ronnie Scott's in London that begins "Tell Michael Bublé I'm here..."

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