James Colgate
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James Colgate

Career highlights

James Colgate is Operations Director for Williams Racing, having first joined Williams Advanced Engineering in 2011.

James graduated from the University of Cambridge with a master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, during his time at Cambridge he also collaborated with the Federation Internationale De L’Automobile examining the links between regulation, performance and financial performance within the context of Formula One.

Prior to joining Williams, James worked for global management consultancy firm OC&C Strategy Consultants providing advisory services across the technology, industrial and FMCG sectors, joining Williams Advanced Engineering in 2011. James’ following roles within Williams have been guided by his aptitude for strategic planning and management, culminating with 2 years as Group Strategy Director, setting out Group Strategy along with leading M&A activities on behalf of the Board.

In his current role, James is responsible for the delivery of the team’s Formula One racing cars to track, as well as the provision of manufacturing solutions and overall infrastructure to the wider company.