Stephen DeCherney, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Roger Devlin

James Deen

London, UK

Head of Global Development

Albany Bahamas

James Deen


I set out to win an Oscar and the Nobel Peace Prize. That didn't go to plan immediately so I started at HSBC in Corporate Finance and then in the Chairman's Office. I left HSBC in 1997 and since have founded or co-founded a number of innovative entities in Europe and the USA including Crussh, Harriman Deen, Golf Flagstick Advertsing and Image Cam. I have written for a Grammy winning comedy show and co-produced 3 music albums.

I work for Joe Lewis' Tavistock Group at Albany. Albany is one of the world's finest resort communities founded by Joe, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.

James Deen’s Newsfeed

Albany in the Bahamas: Tough enough?

As we at GCA have always agreed, the most crucial test of a golf course is its playability for golfers of all standards. From the Golden Age onwards, ‘challenging for the best but fun for the hack’ has been the biggest praise any golf course – or its architect – can receive...Albany’s practice facilities are outstanding, and a number of its professional golfer residents use them to tune up for Major championships in peace. They clearly also help World Challenge competitors get their game ultra-sharp too. By any standards other than those of the top Tour guys, Albany is a tough, tough golf course. 

James Deen’s Background

Head of Global Development
Jul 2011 - Present
London, UK
Albany is the collective vision of its founders – Joe Lewis, Tavistock Group and golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els – who set out to create the finest luxury resort community.
Corporate Finance
Aug 1988 - May 1997
London, UK
HSBC Securities Services (HSS) operates in 49 markets and is one of the world's leading providers of fund and securities services.

Other Business Interests

Jan 1997 - Present
London, UK
Crussh is the leading juice bar and 'fit food' chain in the UK. Making food and drink ‘healthier, tastier and easier’ is at the very heart of everything that Crussh have done since 1998. They want their customers to have the best choice of 'fit' food - whenever they want or need it.

James Deen’s Education

BA Business Economics / English Literature
1984 - 1988
1979 - 1984