Transport Systems Catapult appoints Paul Campion as new CEO

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has today (8th May 2017) announced that Paul Campion has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, taking up position on 7th July 2017.

Paul joins the TSC from his position leading IBM’s Global Financing in the UK and Ireland. IBM Global Financing is the largest IT financing house in the industry and helps IBM’s clients and partners to optimise the financial cases for their IT transformations.

Paul has previously worked in a wide variety of technical, marketing and sales operational leadership roles for IBM both UK and Internationally. As a leader of IBM’s Travel and Transport industry business, he was invited to join the board of the Transport Systems Catapult and has served as a Non-Executive director since February 2015.

Terry Hill CBE, Chair of Transport Systems Catapult, said:

“I am delighted that Paul will be joining us as Chief Executive of the Transport Systems Catapult.

During his time at IBM, Paul has demonstrated success in business growth, creating and leading both large and small teams in several different functions, and in a variety of business areas. He is renowned for his strategic vision, knowledge of the transport sector and grasp of detail.

In addition to being a Non-Executive Director on the TSC Board, Paul was a member of the Industry Advisory Group, which helped build the case for the Catapult network, giving him a strong grasp of the vision and mission of the organisation.

With Paul’s experience and knowledge at the head of our organisation, we look forward to accelerating transport innovation in the years ahead.”

Paul Campion said:

“I am very proud to be taking up the position of Chief Executive at the Transport Systems Catapult. It is a huge privilege to be invited to lead this world-beating team encouraging innovation in the UK Transport industry.

“I look forward to working with the team to build on the strong foundations they have made in our mission to advance Intelligent Mobility, to grow UK companies, and ultimately, to make transport better for everyone.”

About the TSC

The TSC is part of a network of elite innovation centres overseen by Innovate UK tasked creating and developing ‘Intelligent Mobility’. The TSC acts as a trusted, neutral expert connecting providers of transport (both public and private) and the emerging supply chains that will develop new technologies and services to help create jobs and growth. The TSC recently made headlines with the first public demonstration of an autonomous vehicle in the UK and is also working on projects such as Virtual Reality testing, ‘Mobility as a Service’ and data exploitation.

Media Enquiries

Simon White
Email: simon.white@ts.catapult.org.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1908 359999 ext 1139

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