James has been a leader of R&D and business development activities since 1987. He was co-founder of CSR, serving as CTO, head of R&D and plc board member from 1999 to 2010. In that position he had line responsibility for 800 staff in UK, France, Sweden, India and US. He was also the director in charge of operations in India, Sweden and France. He is experienced in IP creation, management and litigation and had led a number of acquisitions. and was responsible for global standards development activities . Prior to 1999, he held a number of executive and technical positions at Cambridge Consultants Ltd. and before that at Schlumberger. James has a degree in Physics from Oxford University, and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IET.