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James Packham

South Australia, National

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Certified Restructuring & Turnaround Manager ~ RTM®
Certified Restructuring & Turnaround Manager ~ RTM®

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 Education, Professional Memberships & Attainment:

  • ABRT Restructuring and Turnaround Manager – RTM®
  • Business Broker and Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer SA, CBS
  • Alumni mentor for MBA students at Flinders University
  • Operations Management at the Royal Military College (ADFA)
  • Bachelor of Business and Economics. Flinders University – BBus(Ec)
  • ABRT Board Member


James Packham is a seasoned professional in the real estate industry. As Managing Director of Harcourts Packham, he has successfully guided the team to excel in sales and property management, demonstrating his profound knowledge of both the residential and commercial sectors. With an impressive background as a land agent and auctioneer, he consistently achieves remarkable results for his clients. His dedication and achievements have been recognized through prestigious awards, including the esteemed titles of Harcourts South Australia Top Business Owner of the Year and Top Franchise Office. He is also an accomplished real estate investor with a vast portfolio that includes residential, commercial, and development projects.

James is an accomplished investor with a keen interest in innovative technologies, hospitality, commercial development and the NFP sector. As a sophisticated investor, he holds ownership in a diverse portfolio of businesses across Australia. Moreover, he is an esteemed member of the Southern Angel Investors and actively participates in numerous investor syndicates, contributing to the growth and success of promising ventures.

Philanthropy holds a special place in James’s heart, and he is deeply committed to making a positive impact in the community. With a particular focus on ending the problem of homelessness in South Australia, he has taken significant steps by establishing Terra Firma, a groundbreaking homeless shelter. Being the first private provider of homeless accommodation in the state’s history, James takes great pride in the tangible difference he has made in the lives of those in need. His philanthropic endeavors extend to his membership in the Adelaide Rotary and the prestigious title of Paul Harris Fellow, which he received for his outstanding contributions to the community. Additionally, James actively supports the Harcourts Foundation who have contributed over 7.5 million dollars to charitable causes in recent years, along with various other community-minded organisations.

Education has played a pivotal role in shaping James’s professional journey. He holds double degrees in Business and Economics from Flinders University, and he pursued further studies in Operations Management at the esteemed Royal Military College (ADFA). As a Flinders University graduate, James proudly serves as an alumni mentor, providing guidance and support to students undertaking their MBA. Above all, James is a dedicated family man who cherishes the time spent with his wife and three young children.