Career

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

Recent Roles

Executive & International:

Date Role Company Location
2020-2021 Private consulting: The nature of the role required discretion. 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

Professional:

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

Academic:

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