James Hardy

Associate Partner

Provider Interim Management, North England

Leeds Office

Hunter Healthcare,
Avenue HQ,
10-12 East Parade,

James joined Hunter in 2013 and was one of the first members of the team, launching the interim division across all corporate projects in the North of England.  James now maintains a leadership role, managing a growing and talented team of consultants and researchers servicing the Midlands and the North across Operations, Digital, Governance, Workforce, Finance and Project Management. James is passionate about the importance of delivering quality-led recruitment and strongly believes relational business interactions combined with deep-rooted sector knowledge underpin his business philosophy.


James was born and bred in Cumbria but has resided in Leeds since 2002, where he graduated with first class honours in BA Business Studies. James is very much a family man, spending most of his time with his 2 children Annabelle and Jude. In between the chaos and joy of being a Dad, James enjoys football, golf and playing the piano!


“Having spent much of my time specialising in recruiting senior level interim contractors to the NHS my role has gradually transitioned into management, which has been a steep learning curve but one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Working for Hunter Healthcare has allowed me to create choice for myself and my family whilst providing value to a sector I truly care about. Our values as a business completely align to my own and I’m passionate about supporting my team develop and grow whilst ensuring we offer a best in class service to all our customers”