Hon. James Macharia was born in 1959 in Kigumo, Muranga county.


He attained a bachelor of commerce (Hons) at University of Nairobi. On merit in 1983, was selected by deloitte & touche to train as a chartered accountant in London, UK. Mr. Macharia is also a qualified CPA(k). He also attained an MBA degree from Henley Management College, UK.


He then joined standard chartered bank in 1989, rising to become the financial controller in 1994. Thereafter, he worked in Zambia as managing director, African Banking Corporation, and later transferred to Tanzania in the same position. Has was the group Managing Director with NIC bank from 2005 to 2015, when the bank grew more than tenfold and with five subsidiary companies including Tanzania and Uganda.


  1. CS, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

He assumed office in January 2018

  1. CS, Ministry of Health.

He assumed office on 15th May 2013.