Jim is the interim Commercial Director, Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), responsible for setting the commercial direction for the SDA and collaborative engagement of the extended Submarine Supply Chain. His role extends to directing Supplier Intelligence capability and supply chain risk management.
His previous role was Commercial Director, Supply Chain, MOD, where he was responsible for the overall supplier and market interface, helping transform MOD’s supplier relationships and improving broader Industry engagement.
Prior to this, he was Transformation Director in the Cabinet Office Government Commercial Function, helping improve the capacity and capability of Commercial Specialists across Government, winning Best People Development Initiative at the CIPs Awards 2018. He’s had a 20-year Commercial career including Commercial Director at Network Rail, the UK's rail infrastructure provider, where his team procured and managed categories as diverse as ballast to business consultancy. For his transformation work at Network Rail, Jim won the CIPs Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award in 2013.