James Fairbairn became CEO of Megger in November 2017 after 6 years as Executive Director of Howden Group. Previously, James has worked for Clyde Blowers and the Wood Group in senior leadership roles. He graduated with a BEng, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 1992 and is a Chartered Engineer. In the 2007 Birthday Honours, James received an OBE for services to business and disadvantaged people in Glasgow. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013 and is a Visiting Professor at City, University of London.