Funds Associate, MinterEllison
James Fraser is passionate about strengthening the relationships between people in Australia and the Pacific. James led the establishment of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Hub in Samoa and is leading the expansion of similar project-based hubs across Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG, the Solomon Islands and Tonga.
In the lead up to the 2020 Paralympics, James has partnered with Paralympic gold medallist and NSW Parliamentarian, Leisl Tesch AM, to roll out a holistic mentoring program for Oceania-based Paralympians.
Prior to his apppointment as Ambassador to Pacific Connect, James was a leader of the 2018 APEC Voices of the Future delegation, a volunteer consultant to Pacific Connect and co-directed the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative in Sydney.
James is a funds lawyer with MinterEllison’s funds practice and is a coordinator if its social entreprise pro bono practice. James has a particular interest in developing novel fund structures to address social challenges.