James Short

As a specialist strategic planner and leadership mentor, I ensure that senior executives are able to plan productively, deliver their desired objectives successfully and lead their teams to achieve the anticipated results.

After 35 years in the security business and 8 years as a partner in a mentoring organisation, I use my experience to help clients innovate and plan their way to a successful future. Transformation in Action is my creed.

Connect with James Short on


  • Strategic planning
  • Mentoring at Board level
  • Re-structuring for growth
  • Communication


  • Inclusive
  • Innovative
  • Disciplined
  • Only one winner

Things about me

  • I believe in planning for success
  • I never underestimate the challenge of change
  • A structured yet flexible strategy is the best way forward
  • I love sailing, cycling and skiiing

hgkc was born from the realisation that together our combined practical experience and knowledge can offer our clients a broader, deeper and richer experience that will deliver better results faster.