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Technology Strategy Board appoints Project Manager for Transport Systems Catapult

New PM

The Transport KTN is pleased to announce that the Technology Strategy Board has appointed Daniel Ruiz as project manager for the Transport Systems Catapult.  

Daniel has an impressive pedigree within the transport sector, having provided a range of consultancy and project and programme management services to key transport initiatives in recent years.  Daniel will work closely with Neil Ridley, Transport KTN Director, Andrew Everett and the team at the Technology Strategy Board, and with key stakeholders across the road, rail, marine, digital services and other industries. 

His primary responsibility will be for ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive business plan for the Catapult, which is truly representative of and supportive of UK industry.

Exciting times ahead

Daniel says of his appointment, "This is one of the most exciting projects in transport at the moment.  I am really pleased to have been given the opportunity to take a role at the centre of it.  I am particularly excited about the challenge of drawing together all strands of the Transport sector and the organisations that support it: together taking the leap of faith that will benefit all participants in the Transport Systems Catapult."

Daniel expects the Registration of Interest to be issued by the end of the month, and is looking forward to a wide range of exciting proposals that reflect the considerable expertise that could be applied to creating world-class exportable transport systems in the UK.

Olympic legacy

Alongside all this, Daniel will also somehow find the time to continue to provide his stimulating monthly thought-pieces on the transport legacy of the Olympic games (see Is Transport Going to be Better After This Year's Games?).

Find out more about Daniel on his _connect profile


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