James McKay has over 25 years' experience in the establishment and development of a number of large and successful businesses. Mr McKay is the former chair of successful coal seam gas explorer Sunshine Gas, having overseen that company's growth to join the ranks of Australia's Top 150 with a market capitalisation over $1 billion prior to its merger with Queensland Gas Company. He is the chair and co-founder of Walcot Capital, a private venture business specialising in developing resource projects in Africa and investing in projects across the gold and energy sectors. Mr McKay is also a shareholder and director of a funeral services group and the past president of the Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association, the industry association for the cemetery and crematorium industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. He is also non-executive chair of ASX listed resource company, Comet Ridge. He holds both degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Queensland.