James Austin



James brings more than 20 years experience in the Composites/Advanced Materials industry having held a variety of senior management positions for multi-nationals and SMEs. His advisory expertise includes business gowth planning, strategic marketing, product management and international business development across the automotive, aerospace, marine and renewable energy sectors.

James was formerly a founding partner and managing director of STRUCTeam Ltd, a contract engineering consultancy to the wind energy and marine markets, where he successfully led the business from start up to £1.5million turnover.

Previously at SP Systems, he held a number of senior marketing and product management roles, including President of North America where he was instrumental in transforming the company’s market position. Acquired by Gurit AG, James served as Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for the group’s supply chain and production activities throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

James holds a BSc(Hons) in Chemical Sciences from the University of East Anglia.