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james freemantle

[ leadership. communications. film. ]

Professional Presence & Impact - Your Leadership Brand


As founder of, associate director of leadership development consultancy People Measures and founder of REDgum Communications, James has boundless experience helping people to improve their abilities to engage, influence and inspire. Sportspeople, entertainers and executives rely on his coaching to enhance their personal brand, presentation skills and media interactions.

Based in Moscow during 2007/08 James was an international anchor for 24-hour TV News channel Russia Today (RT), broadcasting globally. He's known for his exuberant TV work circa 1998 - 2007 when he wrote, produced and presented over 300 stories for Australian television - on Coxy's Big Break, Postcards, Talk to the Animals and Bread. He presents Medifacts for Buchanan Group.

James's experience in media, teaching and performing arts informs his facilitation of leadership communications workshops and leadership development programs with the People Measures team. 

James Freemantle directs and produces films that highlight community-orientated passion projects. The most recent is Life Hump, a 6 minute 'sizzle' for a TV series about midlife crises.
The 52-minute documentary Bush to Belly about 7 remote community indigenous kids, an Italian coffee machine and 500 bike riders on the Gibb River Road, screened on NITV and ABC International in 2016 and 2017. It's a story of laughter and lattes; empowering one of the remotest communities on earth. You can see it here or contact Meadow Media for purchase or broadcast.

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