Sir James Schofield Balderstone AC (2 May 1921 – 15 October 2014) was a prominent Australian director of public companies.
Balderstone attended Scotch College, Melbourne. After leaving school he served in the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War from 1940 to 1945. He was serving on HMAS Kanimbla in Sydney Harbour on the night that Japanese midget submarines attacked. After the war he embarked on a career in the rural sector and business.
His directorships and roles included:
- Chairman of BHP 1984-89, which included fending off a takeover by Robert Holmes à Court
- Chairman of AMP Limited
- Chairman of Stanbroke Pastoral Company
- Chairman of Chase AMP Bank
- Chairman of the Council of Scotch College, Melbourne
- Deputy Chairman of Westpac
- Director of ICI Australia (Orica)
- Director of Woodside Petroleum
- Jon Condon, "Vale Jim (Sir James) Balderstone". Beef Central
- 'OSCA presents portrait', June 2002, Great Scot, scotch.vic.edu.au
- Peter Ker, "Big names farewell former BHP chairman Sir James Balderstone". Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014
- Biographical cuttings on Sir James Schofield Balderstone, former chairman of the AMP Society, NLA catalogue
- Portrait of Sir James Balderstone, deputy chairman of Westpac, chairman of AMP, NLA catalogue
- Knight Bachelor, 31 December 1982, itsanhonour.gov.au.
Citation: In recognition of service to primary industry and commerce.
- Companion of the Order of Australia, 26 January 1992, itsanhonour.gov.au.
Citation: In recognition of service to primary industry and business and commerce.
- Damien Murphy, "Modest hero carried flag for the land". Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2014
- Sydney Morning Herald, Tributes and Celebrations. Retrieved 18 October 2014