Jim Hutchins was appointed to the UK Atomic Energy Board on 1 March 2016. He is currently MD and owner of Evolution Business Consulting Ltd, offering business consulting services to the high technology sector. He is also a Non-executive Director and chairman of the Technology Advisory Board of Keronite Ltd, where he advises on the strategic formulation and commercialisation of the company’s unique materials technologies.
An experienced senior manager from the high technology sector, with a track record of converting R&D into marketable and profitable income streams.
From 1991 to 2013 he held senior roles in Oxford Instruments, most recently as Managing Director of Oxford Instruments Nanoscience and Chief Technical Officer of the group where he had management board level responsibility for the technical and R&D functions of Oxford Instruments plc and was involved in growing it from an SME to a FTSE 250 listed company with 2000 employees worldwide.
Past board member of both the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Chair of Science Vale.
He worked directly for UKAEA in 2014 heading up the successful project to obtain funding for RACE.
Jim has a DPhil in Experimental Physics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Non-executive Directors are part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Board and help provide strategic oversight.