James Roper is the Founder of IMRG, the UK e-commerce industry association, which he served as IMRG’s Chief Executive Officer from its formation in 1990 until May 2013, and then as its Chairman until May 2018. IMRG is a community of more than 17,000 individuals from over 3,000 organisations who lead UK and global online retailing. James is also author of a new book The Rise of e-Commerce – From Dot to Dominance that charts the industry’s origins, evolution and astonishing ascendance.