James Woodrow

Group Managing Director

James Finlay Limited

James Woodrow is Group Managing Director of Finlays, a leading global supplier of tea, coffee and botanical solutions.

He joined Finlays in 2022 and oversees all aspects of its global operations from its headquarters in London. Prior to joining Finlays, James was Managing Director of Swire Shipping where he was Managing Director. He has been with Swire since 1990 and has held executive roles at various Swire businesses including Cargo Director at the airline Cathay Pacific. James was also a Director of Air China Cargo and Steamships Pty Limited. While at Cathay Pacific Cargo he was Chairman of the IATA Cargo Committee.

James holds a Master’s in Law from the University of Cambridge. In his spare time, James plays hockey, cricket and runs regularly.

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