Full Name
James Pearson
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
City of Joondalup
Speaker Bio
Experienced executive and business advocate James Pearson is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the City of Joondalup.
His priorities are to attract investment and support local businesses; advocate and provide for the needs of the community; and work with the Mayor, Council and community to realise Joondalup’s vision to be a global city: bold, creative and prosperous.
Among his achievements in senior government and business roles, James:
- Led Australia’s largest national business policy and advocacy network as CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Led public affairs for two of Australia’s largest public companies in the resources industry
- Supported Australian commercial and political interests in Africa, the Pacific and China as an Australian diplomat

James has an MBA from Deakin University and an Honours degree in Science from UWA. He is an adjunct Professor at Deakin University Business School and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
James supported his wife in her family business; has three children and two grandchildren; loves to sail and is a Fremantle Dockers supporter.
James Pearson