James Dyson

Founder at James Dyson Foundation North America

James Dyson

James Dyson

Founder at James Dyson Foundation North America

Overview
Career Highlights

Royal College of Art
Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology
James Dyson Foundation North America

RelSci Relationships

325

Primary Location

Gloucester, United Kingdom

Number of Boards

3

Birthday

05/02/1947 - Cromer, United Kingdom

Age

73

Number of Awards

12

Estimated Net Worth

$4.2B

Interests

Running

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Former Professional at Weybourne Partners LLP

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Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

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Senior Advisor-Asia Private Equity Team at KKR & Co., Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Smiths Group Plc

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Former Finance Director at Legal & General Group Plc

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Former Head-Sales & Marketing at BMW AG

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Former Chief Executive Officer at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

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Former Professional at Weybourne Partners LLP

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd.

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James Dyson
Founder at James Dyson Foundation North America
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Former Professional at Weybourne Partners LLP

Weybourne Partners LLP manages investments and provides financial and other support services for family operations in a wide range of sectors, including farming, aviation, music and several others. The company was founded by Samuel Dyson, James Dyson, Emily Dyson Paley, and Jacob Dyson on November 21, 2012 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Education
Furniture & Interior Design
Class of 1970

The Royal College of Art aims to achieve international standards of excellence in the postgraduate and pre-/mid-professional education of artists and designers and related practitioners. It aims to achieve these through the quality of its teaching, research and practice and through its relationship with the institutions, industries and technologies associated with the disciplines of art and design.

Attendee
Class of 1966

The Byam Shaw School of Art, often known simply as Byam Shaw, was an independent art school in London, England, which specialised in fine art and offered foundation and degree level courses. It was founded in 1910 by John Liston Byam Shaw and Rex Vicat Cole. In 2003 it was absorbed by Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.

Attendee
Class of 1965

Gresham's School is a private company headquartered in Holt, UK, that provides school education services. It was founded by John Gresham.The company says this about itself: Welcome to Gresham’s, a historic and vibrant co-educational school, founded in 1555. Gresham’s is set in 200 acres and enviably located between the award-winning coast and countryside of north Norfolk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where we are inspired to bring out the best in each other.

Memberships
Foreign Member
2019 - Current

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Honorary Member
2017 - Current

IEEE is the place where the next great technology breakthroughs are born - the result of the innovative work of our IEEE members and volunteers. The engineers and technical professionals that comprise IEEE aren't just dreaming about the future, they are creating it. By contributing cutting-edge research, publishing thought-provoking papers, creating critical technical standards, strengthening professional connections and attending industry-leading conferences, they play an integral part in this thriving community where new ideas are initiative, shared and explored. Through their collaboration, IEEE members and volunteers are in constant pursuit of innovation and excellence for the benefit of all people everywhere. For additional 2018 IEEE significant activities, see Part III on page 2, and IEEE 2018 Annual Report.

Fellow
2005 - Current

As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place from which to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook and use our international partnerships to ensure that the UK benefits from international networks, expertise and investment. The Academy’s work programmes for 2011 to 2015 are driven by four strategic challenges, each of which provides a key contribution to a strong and vibrant engineering sector and to the health and wealth of society. Drive faster and more balanced economic growth The strategic challenge is to improve the capacity of UK entrepreneurs and enterprises to create innovative products and services, increase wealth and employment and rebalance the economy in favour of productive industry. Foster better education and skills The strategic challenge is to create a system of engineering education and training that satisfies the aspirations of young people while delivering the high calibre engineers and technicians that businesses need. Lead the profession The strategic challenge is to harness the collective expertise, energy and capacity of the engineering profession to enhance the UK’s economic and social development. Promote engineering at the heart of society The strategic challenge is to improve public understanding of engineering, increase awareness of how engineering impacts on lives and increase public recognition for our most talented engineers.

Career History
Founder
1991 - Current

Dyson Ltd. manufactures vacuum cleaners and electronic equipment. It offers stick vacuums, handheld vacuums, cylinder vacuums, upright vacuums, robot vacuums, Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, Dyson Supersonic accessories, purifiers, humidifiers, CSYS task lights, Cu-Beam suspended lights, Dyson Airblade V hand dryer, Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer and Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer. The company was founded by James Dyson in 1991 and is headquartered in Malmesbury, the United Kingdom.

Provost
2011 - 2017

The Royal College of Art aims to achieve international standards of excellence in the postgraduate and pre-/mid-professional education of artists and designers and related practitioners. It aims to achieve these through the quality of its teaching, research and practice and through its relationship with the institutions, industries and technologies associated with the disciplines of art and design.

Founder
Prior

Dyson Ltd is a British technology company, founded in 1993 by James Dyson, which designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans and heaters. It sells machines in over 50 countries and employs 3,100 people worldwide. The company prides itself on engineering products which work in different and better ways than their predecessors. Dyson’s founder, James Dyson, famously created 5,127 prototypes of his first machine, the vacuum cleaner, in a workshop behind his house, before developing one that he considered worked perfectly, the DC01.

Boards & Committees
Chair, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2004

Design Museum operates museums. The firm is an independent charity and relies upon the generosity and support of visitors, donors and sponsors. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Investments
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Hummingbird Technologies Ltd. provides drone based data analytics and artificial intelligence platform for the management of crops. The firm focuses on early detection of crop diseases, precision weed mapping, accurate yield forecasting, nutrient optimization and planting, and plant growth monitoring. The company was founded by Will Wells and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Dyson Ltd. manufactures vacuum cleaners and electronic equipment. It offers stick vacuums, handheld vacuums, cylinder vacuums, upright vacuums, robot vacuums, Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, Dyson Supersonic accessories, purifiers, humidifiers, CSYS task lights, Cu-Beam suspended lights, Dyson Airblade V hand dryer, Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer and Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer. The company was founded by James Dyson in 1991 and is headquartered in Malmesbury, the United Kingdom.

Advisors
Legal Advisor

Co-Founder at Legal Action Group

Awards & Honors
Rank #414
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #380
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
2016
Order of Merit
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
2012 Wired Business Conference

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