James Burton

Senior Manager, Strategy

As Senior Manager in the Strategy team at LeapFrog, James spearheads initiatives to build robust growth outcomes for the company.

James brings to the role a breadth of experience in the financing and growth of organisations that leverage innovative technologies for social impact. He has consulted widely in the space, including helping BCG Digital Ventures to launch their first social impact start-up and senior members of the Swedish Nobel Family to develop initiatives which support and reward sustainable technologies.

James has also advised organisations such as the World Bank and the Nigerian Ministry of Finance on the allocation of capital to maximise the impact of entrepreneurial support programs and contributed to academic and professional literature on the subject. Previously, he served on the personal staff of XPRIZE and Singularity University founder Peter Diamandis and as an analyst direct to the Chairman of Pacific Equity Partners, a leading Australian Private Equity firm.

James holds a Master of Science and an MBA from the University of Oxford, where he was a Pershing Square Scholar.

  • Leads strategic initiatives at LeapFrog
  • Consulted to BCG Digital Ventures & the Swedish Nobel Family
  • Worked for Founder of XPRIZE as well as Chairman of Pacific Equity Partners
  • Master of Science and MBA from the University of Oxford, (Pershing Square Scholar)