Linda James

Senior Vice President, Au Pair in America

Linda is an experienced professional who, during her 30 year + career, has held several senior positions working within multi-cultural business environments.

For the last 14 years she has held the post of Senior Vice President of Au Pair in America (a division of the American Institute for Foreign Study, AIFS) and this has given her detailed insight into the issues and opportunities facing the au pair industry and of the life-changing experiences the au pair programme offers young people from around the world.

Her earlier career working within the airline industry included exposure to sales, marketing and procurement functions. These have provided her with a clear focus on the ‘customer’ combined with a strong sense of the importance of robust and structured business practices.

Linda was elected to join the IAPA board during the IAPA 2015 Annual General Meeting in Lisbon and re-elected in 2018 during WETM-IAC, Seville. She assumed the role of interim IAPA Chair as of March 2020 and was elected Chair at the IAPA online AGM in October 2020.

Why attend

  • Over 200 attendees from work travel, volunteer and au pair industry
  • 50+ business appointments
  • Educational sessions and industry updates