James is a fourth generation Mansfield Resident and has a deep wealth of knowledge and experience about farming and tourism.
After completing his schooling at Mansfield Secondary College and Xavier College in Melbourne, James completed a Diploma of Farm Management before going on to work on the Tehan family beef and merino farm in Maindample.
James has been President of the Victorian Farmers Federation Mansfield Branch, and is a member of the Victorian Livestock Biosecurity Fund and Victorian Livestock Council.
James enjoys assisting community, evident in his service to the Maindample CFA.
This is James’ first term as an elected councillor.