Past President of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society and South of Scotland representative
A past President of the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society. James is presently Chairman of Pedigree Cattle Services Ltd. He farms in the Scottish Borders, managing the Tofts pedigree herds of Aberdeen-Angus and Beef Shorthorn cattle. A former President of the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society and Chairman of the World Shorthorn Conference 2010. Currently Chairman of Scottish Machinery Ring Association.
Travelled extensively participating in Agricultural conferences and forums in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Finland, Germany ,Hungary, New Zealand, USA as well as UK.