‘The greatest satisfaction is working with a brilliant team'
James Houghton is a former British Army officer who served as an infantry (the Black Watch) and Special Forces officer over a 12-year career.
His last appointment was in SHAPE working on the integration of strategic policy between member Nations. James has extensive operational experience in a multitude of countries including Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Iraq and the Balkans.
James left the army in 2004 and entered into the commercial security world. He has since been supporting clients working in the Development, Oil & Gas, Defence and Government sectors.
James first visited Afghanistan in late 2001 and has been active there in both a military and commercial capacity since. James assisted in setting up the initial UK PRTs which included identifying humanitarian aid projects for the UK government to support.
Joining the Hart team in 2015, his previous roles included supporting clients on USAID and DFID funded projects in Afghanistan and Africa. James has a BA (Hons) in Politics and Social Sciences and is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
When not working he enjoys spending time with his family in Dubai, coaching a children’s rugby team and when there is an opportunity, he is an enthusiastic golfer.