Jim was born in Sydney, NSW and is married with 3 children. He is a qualified accountant and has an extensive background in accounting & management, which resulted in him holding positions of Financial Controller of companies with net asset values of $2 billion dollars. He was also the senior partner in a very successful accounting firm. Jim joined Wet-seal as a shareholder and Managing Director in 1999. Following his retirement as Managing Director in June 2013 Jim was appointed Chairman of the Wet-seal Board.