James A Newlands
Our clients expect us to bring the best of EY across the world to support them in navigating global complexity and delivering on their global growth agendas.

James A Newlands

Managing Director, EY Americas Trade Flow Leader, Americas Japan Business Services Markets Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Promoter of global understanding and collaboration. Developer of talent. Runner and wine lover. Married with 3 adult daughters.

James works with EY teams serving accounts headquartered in the Americas. He provides support and connectivity with key regions across the globe to demonstrate that we bring the leading services of the EY organization across the world and to support EY clients in navigating the increasingly complex global landscape. He is also responsible for ensuring that we deliver on that promise to global clients headquartered in other markets with operations in our area. As EY Americas Japan Business Services (JBS) Markets Leader, James focuses on supporting the growth of Japanese inbound accounts in the area.

James was previously a senior partner at EY in South Africa. He has over 35 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to many of the leading EY clients.

He is a board member of the European-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.

James is a chartered accountant (South Africa) and a CPA (New York) and has degrees in Accounting and Commerce from the University of Cape Town.

How James is building a better working world

I work to bring the best of EY across the world to support our clients in navigating the increasingly complex global landscape and promote better cross-cultural understanding and collaboration across the global EY network.