James Horsman serves as Communications Lead at Augusta Ventures, bringing with him a wealth of senior level, global experience in communications with some of the world’s foremost PR firms and prominent professional services businesses.

During the course of his career, he has held senior leadership roles at Edelman, Hill & Knowlton, FTI Consulting and Weber Shandwick – as well as serving as EMEA Head of Marketing & Communications at strategy consulting firms A.T. Kearney and Bain & Company, where he held the role of global marketing lead for Bain’s Oil & Gas and Financial Services Practices.

As a qualified Barrister of England & Wales, James brings unique combined insights to Augusta, having acted in numerous challenging litigation communications contexts for a range of complex organisations drawn from the full spectrum of business sectors, with particular emphasis on Financial services, Oil & Gas, Consumer Industries and TMT.

Having been based in London, New York, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia during the course of his career, James also offers a diversity of global experience to help serve Augusta’s clients.  Prior to joining Augusta, he was deployed in Saudi Arabia advising on the world’s largest ever IPO in history, bringing the world’s most valuable company, Saudi Aramco to the market in a $1.6 trillion flotation in 2019.

James read History & Politics at Warwick University, law at City University in London, and qualified as a Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law in London, being Called to the Bar as a Double Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn in 2002.