James joined Dennis Publishing in October 1992 and spent six years on the editorial teams of various titles, including the editorship of market-leading PC Pro. In 1998 he became a Publisher. He joined the Executive Board in 2000 as Operations Director and became Divisional MD for Dennis Technology Division in 2004. In the same year he oversaw the launch of the Dennis Gambling Division. He became Chief Executive of Dennis Publishing Ltd in January 2006, is a Director of Dovetail Ltd and is a member of the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) board. In 2016, Tye will assume the role of Chairman of the PPA.