Director of Advocacy, Committee for Sydney


James Hulme joined the Committee for Sydney as Director of Advocacy in January 2017. Prior to that he held senior positions at Transport for NSW and the Department for Family and Community Services, working on ground breaking initiatives including social housing reform and major investments in Sydney’s transport infrastructure.

A duel Australian-British national, James previously worked as Head of Public Affairs for the business organisation, London First and Head of Communications for the independent think tank, New Local Government Network. He also has experience in the business sector, having led on property and infrastructure public affairs for The Co-operative Group, the largest family of businesses in the UK.

James holds a degree in Journalism from the University of London and a degree in Politics from the University of Leeds. He has published a number of reports on issues as diverse as the 24-hour economy; town centre renewal, constitutional reform, housing finance and green energy. He is also a former visiting lecturer on communications for the University of Michigan. James lives in Sydney with his wife and two dogs.