James is an accomplished and results-oriented professional with extensive experience in major business transformation including programme delivery and management. Adept at devising, managing exclusive and complex engineering and civil projects, including business development from ITT/PQQ approaches to commissioning and acceptance activity in UK and worldwide at Director level. Proven expertise at major programme change and business transformation, including the management of major business transformation on the Geological Disposal Programme with its huge programme uncertainty, including managing assurance and risk on cost, scope, schedule, quality and design. Delivered tier one consultancy on the Astute class nuclear submarines programme with BAES, setup a new Submarine Reactor Core Manufacturing Facility programme at Rolls-Royce with proven ability at the strategic and operational level. Proficient in developing trust-worthy relationships with Board members, Executive Directors, UK clients, partners, international stakeholders to achieve major business change and transformation objectives, underpinned with MBA, Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) and Fellow of the Association of Project Management credentials.
James works at Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM) as Head of Programme Integration which is a public body and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), RWM is the developer / delivery body for the UK’s Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) and provider of RWM’s solutions. The GDF programme is in the early development stages of what has already been designated as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Programme (NSIP). The Programme will grow and have a whole life cost (WLC) predicted to be in the scales of “tens of billions” (GBP). James will provide an overview of the GDF programme, its benefits and expected outcomes, followed by the challenges it faces with the current programme uncertainties, assumptions and requirements