James Nicholls has held various senior positions around the world including being a Member of the Executive Board of the LTA, European Director of Communications for the ATP Tennis Tour, Vice President Asia Pacific for Getty Images, the leading creator and distributor of still imagery and communication tools, and the International Marketing Director for Allpsort Photographic. He has also been Senior Account Director in a leading PR Agency as well as a Sailing Instructor in the Greek Islands and a Professional Cricketer and Coach (in which he still dabbles), and worked in an official capacity at eight Olympic Summer and Winter Games.

He holds a Master’s Degree in ‘Literature, Arts and the Mass Media’ from Bristol University. He is a member of ASDEC and a Delegate for the Riva Historical Society. A qualified General Purpose Deck Hand, ski-boat driver, he holds a Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency and has passed the NSW Maritime Coxswain and Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 awards.

His favourite things are in no particular order:-

  1. Riva Super Florida
  2. Jet Car Model
  3. Citroen DS
  4. Parco dei Principi hotel in Sorrento
  5.  The work of architect and designer Gio Ponti
  6.  The painting and sculptures of Marino Marini
  7.  Ian Fleming’s James Bond
  8.  Thunderbirds
  9.  Cricket
  10.  Panerai Luminor watch