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James Duguid,
Head of Workplace

Facilities, Guernsey

As the Head of Workplace, James is responsible for managing a team which runs the day-to-day operations and maintenance of Aztec’s offices in all jurisdictions, as well as the front of house services.

A key focus for James is establishing a presence in new locations and ensuring current offices are fit for purpose.

James is leading projects which aim to provide Aztec Group employees with a high quality and flexible workplace, as he understands this will help to attract and retain the best talent.

Background and experience

James’ previous experience includes portfolio design and construction project management with RBS/ NatWest and Northern Trust, covering the UK and offshore jurisdictions as well as EMEA.

He has been responsible for managing both internal and external teams to deliver complex property projects with a focus on workplace transformation and introducing world-class agile property solutions.

Qualifications

  • MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor
  • MAPM Member of the Association for Project Management
  • BSc in Building Surveying
  • Mental Health England Mental Health First Aider

Outside of the office

James is a keen cyclist and qualified British Cycling Coach. He assists with the running of the Guernsey Velo Club Academy which aims to identify future athletes and prepare them for national and international competition.

James is passionate about the natural environment and although James lives close to the beach and enjoys the island lifestyle that Guernsey offers his family, he is happiest up in the mountains – Summer or Winter! He was also previously a navigator on the Dunbar All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) in Scotland.


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