James Groom is an experienced lawyer, adviser and director. He was appointed to the University Council in 2019 and as Deputy Chancellor in December 2021. James is also Chair of the Strategic Resourcing Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
James has a BA (Hons)/LLB degree from the University of Tasmania. He has worked with leading commercial law firms in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
James is currently a principal of Groom Kennedy Lawyers and Advisors and a director of public and private companies. He lives in Hobart with his wife Kate and their three children. His mother Gillian and four of his five siblings are also law graduates of the University of Tasmania.