Jim joined Oxford Science Enterprises in October 2022 and advises the Deep Tech team.
Jim is a seasoned investor and operator with over 25 years’ experience. He has particular expertise in strategy formation, commercial marketing, pricing strategy, scaling for growth and cultural change programmes.
Jim began his career in the military and spent 15 years as a Weapons and Sensors Engineer in the Royal Navy. He also held operational positions within the MOD and GCHQ.
Following this, Jim was a Strategy Consultant at Accenture, Managing Director at Orange and then Chief Operating Officer at The Gym Group. During his tenure the business doubled in size and executed a successful IPO to become a FTSE main listing – the first health and fitness operator to do so in over 15 years.
Jim has also been an Operating Partner at two Private Equity Funds and is chair for a number of PE and VC backed business.
Jim holds masters degrees in engineering and mathematics from the University of Cambridge and Cranfield University respectively, as well as an MBA from the London Business School.