I was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1949
Following schooling at the John Neilson Institution in Paisley I studied Western European literature in Portugal (Coimbra) before training as a tax accountant.
After a spell working with offshore trust administration I spent two years at Birmingham completing a PhD thesis on Fernando Pessoa and working as a freelance presenter/producer for BBC Radio.
I spent the next 25 years in the publishing, printing and bookselling industry as a director and editor. I wrote, edited or translated over 60 books. Search Amazon for J.C.R. Green for details of available titles.
In the late 1980’s I changed direction and set up a corporate services company in London, later moving it and my family to Shropshire and the Isle of Man and with an office in Geneva. We provided UK and offshore formation and administration services for clients of accountants and solicitors.
Having exited this business I set up James Green & Co an international taxation and business consultancy based in Douglas, Isle of Man.
I am a member of the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association and am a non executive director of companies, both listed and unlisted, in several European and Carribean jurisdictions.
I have wide experience at board level in large and small companies and was a senior elected member of a large UK local authority. I have been a member of a number of NGO boards currently including the EU Objective 2 and Objective 3 Program Monitoring Committees.
Specialties:Recent projects have included the reorganisation of an international group of companies to minimise tax leakage. This resulted in a first year saving of over £250,000 and ongoing savings of at least £120,000.
In addition, as a Chartered Director I believe that my professional skills as a director covering effective marketing strategies, leading strategic change, HR issues, strategic business direction, finance, company law, and board development is an asset to any type of company.
Whilst still at school James entered the world of commerce by setting up a number of business enterprises with friends all of which were based on the premise that businesses don’t sell products or services – they provide solutions for their clients, and that whatever the product or service the secret of success lies in marketing those solutions. This is a belief that has driven James’s business career ever since and which he has applied to his own businesses and those of his clients.