The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) have announced the appointment of Helen Wylde as Chief Engagement Officer. Helen will be responsible for the business and relationship development team at the TSC, leading in the forging of innovative collaborations and partnerships with industry, academia and government in the transport sector.
Helen joins the TSC from her position as Managing Director UK & Ireland for Benelux company BringMe. During her career, Helen has specialised in shaping and delivering high-yield transformation, start-up, turnaround and growth strategies in both smaller companies and FTSE 100 players across the Telecommunications, Technology, Financial Services, Retail and Logistics arenas.
Prior to BringMe Helen was Sales & Marketing Director for Parcelforce Worldwide. Helen has also worked as a Non-Executive Director and independent consultant, both in the UK and internationally.
In addition, Helen has worked in a number of senior commercial positions at Lloyds TSB, ADT Tyco, O2 and Vodafone.
Speaking after her appointment Helen commented:
“I am delighted to join TSC, as I firmly believe that the role played by the Catapults, and in particular Transport Systems, is vital and timely in bringing together the very best of UK thinking to harness the many new and innovative technologies currently emerging.
The TSC is a great opportunity to contribute to the UK in helping to create high quality jobs for UK people and to ensure that the UK takes the global lead in Transport Systems technical innovation.”
The Transport Systems Catapult is one of an elite network of not-for-profit technology and innovation centres established and overseen by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. The organisation focuses on Intelligent Mobility – harnessing emerging technologies to improve the movement of people and goods around the world.