James Goodman

Associate Consultant

James Goodman joined RNC as an Associate Consultant with a background spanning higher education, local government, and the private sector.

At Bangor University, James helped secure grant funding of £40 million for capital and revenue projects and oversaw EU programmes worth £80 million.

He was Deputy Director at Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre developing programmes, which connected academia, the business, civic and arts sectors.

At Pontio, James revised the organisation’s fundraising strategy during an ACW investment review to develop income streams from private sector donors as well as Trusts and Foundations which included £150k from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. He mentored the Community Fundraising Officer to win a £100k Big Lottery Grant for the project ‘Yn Y Foment’ (In the Moment) to connect disengaged young people with high-quality art.

Other projects include UK/Welsh Government funded North Wales Growth Deal initiatives including supporting Wrexham Glyndŵr University with business case development.

He is a trained Mental Health First Aider. James is fluent in Welsh to a professional working level.


Trustee  – Ynys Mon (Anglesey) Citizens’ Advice Bureau 2013 – 2017


Natural Sciences – University of Oxford

ILM 7 – Executive Coaching and Mentoring

APMG Better Business Cases practitioner

Out of Office

James is an enthusiastic musician. He admits to owning too many guitars, several keyboards, and a soprano saxophone. James appears annually at Venue Cymru, Llandudno with Ysgol John Bright. The musicals Fame, School of Rock, Little Shop of Horrors are among his favourites. His social media accounts reveal a serious love of cooking, eating, winemaking and drinking and walking it off around the beautiful Anglesey coastline. He is married to Gill, and they have four adult children – one of whom has turned into a ‘proper’ classical musician…