James Leaver

General Manager, International, MailOnline

James is responsible for developing new business opportunities and revenue internationally for MailOnline by leveraging the power of the brand worldwide.

He started working for MailOnline in October 2015, when he moved back to London to take up the position. For the past several years he had been living and working in Seattle and Singapore in a series of commercial roles at Microsoft and Aol. His last job at Aol was as head of trading in their global agency team, a role he also held at Microsoft previously. Prior to that he was head of commercial partnerships in Microsoft’s advertising group.

Prior to Microsoft, James held senior business development positions at American Greetings Interactive, Peoplenews and Sportal following an Ancient History degree at Exeter University. He is based in London with his wife and two kids and supports Tottenham Hotspur FC.