James Dowling joins HKA as Global Learning, Development and Succession Director

HKA is delighted to welcome James Dowling who joins as our Global Learning, Development, and Succession Director based out of the London, Victoria Embankment office.

James’ passion for learning and people development spans over 25 years, holding senior positions across a diverse range of global commercial organisations, including Royal Bank of Scotland, PA Consulting and most recently Baker McKenzie LLP.

James is a qualified business coach, a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

James is a qualified practioner in several psychometric tools, including Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Step I and Step II, WAVE, 360 and Leadership development, Thomas Kilmann Conflicts instrument and Test User: Occupational Ability and Personality (BPS Level A and B) qualified.

I am delighted that James joined HKA as our Global Learning, Development, and Succession Director on Monday, 6 September, 2021.

Collaborating with our Executive Committee, Global People team, and Learning Champions, James will ensure we continue to improve our learning, development, and succession approach for all our colleagues. HKA is growing successfully, and we continue to work harder to support and invest in the development of all our colleagues as a strategic imperative and company priority.

Kate Wood, Partner and Chief People Officer


HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector.  

We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters. 

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors in more than 40 offices across 17 countries.


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