James joined Davy McKee (now part of Jacobs) as an apprentice aged 16, currently Executive Director of Operations.
He delivered projects between £1m and £800m, in a variety of industries including: iron and steel, nuclear, power, water, aviation, rail and mining in the UK and overseas. Successfully delivered a business change programme, whilst reducing the cost base by 35%.
Headed a team that developed a complete change in approach to safety within a key client organisation, leaving a legacy for future safety standards in the region. James is passionate about working with and helping develop people. Mentor to a number of project managers and official mentor on the institution of mechanical engineers programme, helping guide the careers of graduate university engineers.