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James Barber-Lomax

James Barber-Lomax

Group Head of Pensions & Employer Solutions
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James is based in our Dubai office where he is focused on driving the growth of our employer solutions services in the Middle East as well as leading the ongoing success of our pensions teams in Guernsey and Malta.


James joined Praxis in 2014 and relocated to the UAE with his family. In 2017, he worked on the establishment of PraxisIFM Trust Limited in the ADGM - the first regulated trust company in the financial centre - and led the development of the Group's pensions and employer solutions business in the region.

He returned to London in 2018, becoming a board member of Praxis' London operation before being made Group Head of Pensions & Employer Solutions at the start of 2022.

James returned to the UAE in January 2024 to build on the Group's unique position in the end of service benefits and employee savings space.

Prior to Praxis James spent five years in banking before joining a Channel Island-based trust and corporate services provider in 2009 where he was appointed Head of Business Development and responsible for a team based in London.


James is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and holder of the diploma in International Trust Management.

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