Jim currently holds the position of Senior Vice President at the Aquilini Group, a privately held company with diverse holdings, including the NHL Vancouver Canucks. Before entering the private sector, he served 36 years as a Vancouver Police officer including as Chief Constable from 2007 to 2015. He was elected as President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police from 2012 to 2014.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, and is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute. He has received an honorary doctorate from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, an Outstanding Alumni Award from Simon Fraser University, and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was invested as a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Services by the Governor General. Throughout his career, Jim has actively participated in various boards and organizations. Notably, he served on the boards of the Streetohome Foundation, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, the Richmond Public Library, and TransLink (the regional transportation authority in Vancouver). Since 2021, he has held the position of Chair of the Board for the British Columbia Emergency Health Services which is one of the largest ambulance services in North America.