James Pearson

Chief Executive Officer, City of Joondalup

Experienced executive and business advocate James Pearson is CEO of the City of Joondalup. 

His priorities are to advocate and provide for community needs; attract investment and support local businesses; and work with the Council and community to realise Joondalup’s vision to be a bold, creative, and prosperous global city.

Among his achievements in senior government and business roles, James:

  • Led Australia’s largest national business policy and advocacy network, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and its Western Australian affiliate
  • Led public affairs in Australia for two of the world’s largest resources companies
  • Supported Australia’s strategic interests in China, Africa & the Pacific as a diplomat

He is an adjunct Professor at Deakin University Business School; Life Member & Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James has an MBA from Deakin University and B.Sc from the University of WA; is married with three children and two grandchildren; loves to sail and supports the Fremantle Dockers.

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