Head of Business Development

Jim brings to Thinkingitbetter a wealth of experience from various Project Management roles held during 11 years working for Rolls-Royce Plc.

Jim has gained a recognition for his excellent team working and leadership skills and is deeply interested in the Thinkingitbetter core values of psychological behaviours and processes that drive personal effectiveness.  He has worked on projects to deliver new components and systems for Civil gas-turbine engines, as well as engine testing facility construction and Infrastructure projects, delivering a high level of performance throughout. Most recently he has led the development and implementation of a combined Systems Engineering and Project Management approach to verify achievement of product requirements for the latest Rolls-Royce Trent engine.

Jim is a keen cyclist and runner. He enjoys the camaraderie of group training rides and the personal challenge of solo events. He also enjoys travelling to experience other cultures, including a particular interest in Japanese culture.

Jim joined the Rolls-Royce graduate training scheme in 2004, following his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Aerospace at the University of Strathclyde and has since attained a post-graduate Masters in Project & Programme Management at the University of Manchester.