New chapter for Oxford Sigma after five years of success

05 Feb 2024 | News

Oxford Sigma is pleased to announce an evolution in its management structure, effective 1st February 2024. To align with this new phase of growth, the Company recognised the benefit of adding further skills and experience to the Board to ensure that we have the requisite Board composition for the next stage of evolution of the business.  

 As Oxford Sigma enters its sixth year of operations, the change is part of the company’s strategic plan to accelerate its materials technology development for extreme environments, including future fusion powerplants, and to provide the framework for the company’s continued growth. 

 The fusion industry has developed significantly since Oxford Sigma’s formation in 2019 with a rapid expansion in both the private and publicly funded space. As materials and manufacturing technology specialists within fusion energy, the company’s team represents the diversity of backgrounds required to address this multi-disciplinary integration challenge. Oxford Sigma’s priorities are to develop the enabling materials technologies and solutions for future fusion powerplants, whilst supporting the fusion community in its development. 

The new management structure enables a new chapter of Oxford Sigma’s growth and is as follows: 

  • James Dimitriou, Chairman (effective from 19th February 2024)
  • Dr Thomas Davis, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer  
  • Jonathan Musgrove, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer 
  • Dr Alasdair Morrison, Chief Technology Officer 

Alasdair joined Oxford Sigma in 2022, from a background of fusion material design and manufacturing development. He obtained a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford in copper alloy development for fusion application, and honed his manufacturing research and development experience at The Manufacture Technology Centre, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and Qdot Technology Ltd. He brings deep technical experience in materials processing and component manufacturing, with a career focus of extreme environments and critical components. 

James has almost 20 years’ experience within the Tech and Financial sectors. He has a strong background as an entrepreneur focusing on developing and scaling up novel IP, having founded, ran, and successfully exited a tech accelerator to a publicly listed Swiss investment company. He is also currently Investment Principal at Oxford Innovation Finance and previously spent over 10 years advising and supporting early-stage growth businesses with investment, funding, and technology commercialisation, initially starting his career within the finance industry, across multiple areas including equity sales and corporate finance. James holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Surrey.  

Commenting on the Board changes, Thomas Davis, Co-founder and CEO, said: “New opportunities and exciting challenges are ahead as Oxford Sigma enters 2024 with a promising new management structure. I am pleased to continue leading Oxford Sigma as the CEO and work with James as the Chairman. Together with Jonathan and Alasdair, we have a strong and complementary leadership team that will drive Oxford Sigma’s growth and innovation in the years to come.  We are confident that this new management structure will enable us to achieve our goals to develop key materials technologies and solutions as well as our mission to empower the global fusion community to make commercial fusion power a reality.   

 About Oxford Sigma 

Oxford Sigma is a Fusion Technology company with a vision to tackle energy security and climate change by accelerating the commercialisation of fusion energy. Our mission is to deliver materials technology, materials solutions, and fusion design services. Oxford Sigma aims to produce advanced materials technologies, agnostic to fusion approach, for the materials ecosystem. Our fusion core materials are engineered to enable longer term operations for fusion pilot plants, with the aim of roll out to the first-of-a-kind commercial power stations. Oxford Sigma is internationally recognised as a key fusion materials and technological leader.  

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