CV available on request

About me

James Henderson CEng FIMechE

A strong international operations leader with 29 years of experience working across 3 continents who cares for both health/safety and quality whilst achieving volume, cost and delivery targets.

  • Can play at both strategic and detailed levels
  • Expects the same honesty, integrity and reliability from his people as himself
  • Highly task oriented
  • Believes in both empowering and developing his team
  • Likes to enjoy his work and have fun with the people he works with

Current Role

Private consultant
Personal Coach

Recent Roles

Executive & International:

Date Role Company Location
2020- Executive Coaching: Leadership & Operations Confidential UK
2020- Private Consulting Confidential UK
2020-2021 Private consulting: Planning a management buy-out. Confidential UK
2018-2019 (Interim) Vice-President of Production and Supply Chain Rocket Lab NZ/USA
2016-2017 Senior Vice-President of Quality, Manufacturing and Supply Chain DAQRI UK/USA
2012-2016 Vice-President of Quality Assurance SpaceX USA
2010-2012 Vice-President of Assembly and Physical Logistics BMW-Brilliance China

Senior Management:

Date Role Company Location
2008-2010 General Manager of Vehicle Assembly BMW (UK) Manufacturing Oxford, UK
2006-2008 Plant Leader for Lean Manufacturing BMW (UK) Manufacturing Oxford, UK
2003-2006 General Manager for MINI Quality BMW (UK) Manufacturing Oxford, UK

Key Qualifications


Date Title Meaning Professional Institution Location
2013 F.I.Mech.E. Fellow Institute of Mechanical Engineers UK
1994 M.I.Mech.E. Member Institute of Mechanical Engineers UK
1994 C.Eng. Chartered Engineer Engineering Council UK


Date Qualification Degree University Location
1997 M.Sc. Engineering & Business Management Warwick University UK
1990 B.Eng. Mechancial Engineering UMIST (now Manchester University) UK