James Payne


Central Government

James has over 15 years in recruitment and leadership assessment working on a range of senior roles, advising clients on talent management, attraction and outplacement initiatives, within both the public and private sectors.

He has experience leading the design and implementation of behavioural and values led selection processes for several UK corporate restructures. In addition, James has also led successful campaigns for regional UK public private partnership initiatives including housing, complex multi-phase mixed use regenerations and urban renewal as well as several government backed, national infrastructure programmes.

Within the Central Government practice James supports departments including The Ministry of Defence, The Home Office and the Ministry of Justice as well as various Non-Departmental Bodies and Executive Agencies.

Part of his repertoire includes being a qualified Psychometric Assessor.  James was made a partner at GatenbySanderson in January 2024.