James is father of Lewis Jeynes (born in 2004), who was diagnosed with Batten Disease (CLN14) in 2014. For many years Lewis remained undiagnosed and James hopes to make people more aware of Batten Disease through his work with the BDFA. James is Chief Executive of MemNet and its Founder Member. For over 26 years he has been working within the membership and associations sectors as a senior manager. He worked in public sector development roles overseas in South Africa, France, Switzerland, UAE, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad. James has a passion for creating and developing businesses and is currently a Director of APT Solutions Ltd, Director of the Football Argument Ltd, a proud Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Trustee of The Lewis Jeynes Fund.