Jim is Chief Executive Officer of Megger Group, a global engineering test and measurement company with bases in all major areas of the world. Previous to his current role, he was Executive Director of Renfrew-based Howden Group. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 for Services to Business and Disadvantaged People in Glasgow and in early 2020 received an Honorary Doctorate from City University, London.

He is a Commissioner for the Building National Resilience Working Group.