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James Gaade

James Gaade joined the Faraday Institution as Research Programme Director in April 2021, focusing on research portfolio delivery and working with the Expert Panel, industry and the wider team on the organisation’s research priorities and direction.

James has led an independent consultancy, working with clients across electrified propulsion systems in research and technology delivery. He previously worked for Jaguar Land Rover for 20 years on vehicle propulsion systems in various leadership roles in product engineering, research and technology and commercially in product marketing, with his last role as the Head of Powertrain Research and Technology.

James is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Department for Transport Science Advisory Council that provides strategic level scientific advice and challenge to the DfT. He graduated from De Montfort University with a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and from Loughborough University with an MSc in Automotive Systems Engineering.