Fiona James is the group CFO and Managing Director of Natural Balance Global (Pty) Ltd, the manufacturer and retailer of Wonderbag. Her background has been predominantly in the world of financial management, having gained her experience by starting her career at chartered accounting companies, and moving on as Financial Accountant for Evertrade International and thereafter Financial Manager at Canon Kwazulu Natal. “I am passionate about a number of things. I am a devoted and besotted aunt—the kind of aunt that fairytales are written about. And dogs! But most importantly, I am a friend and colleague to our wonderful Wonderbag staff and it's network of Wonderpreneurs. I am continuously humbled by the people I meet and work with on a daily basis, through Wonderbag. I have travelled and met so many individuals, from all walks of life, who have been impacted upon, by Wonderbag, in some way or the other and these encounters drive me on. I will always be grateful that from the world of figures & numbers, I can at last be part of a movement that is making a meaningful contribution to people globally".
The last six years of her working career has been with Wonderbag.
To best characterise Fiona, Sarah Collins, the founder of Wonderbag, has the following to say about her:
“Fiona has a unique clarity of vision, whilst simultaneously displaying a fierce tenacity and determination to never give up. She rises to any challenge no matter how small or how great.
She is a people’s person, whereby she is a mentor and champion of all women, in the ever challenging, financial and social environments.
She continually amazes me with her unwavering passion and loyalty. She is a partner in whom I trust implicity."