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Transport KTN welcomes appointment of Steve Yianni as Catapult Chief Exec

Almost anyone who has had engagement with the Transport KTN over the last few years knows we have been strongly supporting the implementation of a Transport Systems Catapult.  

From a practical perspective, we have brought together key stakeholders to put together the case for a Transport Systems Catapult, to help shape the understanding of the direction and potential projects, and of course, we've supported the Catapult webinars and group on _connect.  

You can see a number of reports around the Catapult here in our document library including the initial scoping work we reported on at the end of 2011.

So, following on from the appointment of Will Whitehorn as Transport Systems Catapult Chair in February, we are delighted with the appointment of Steve Yianni as Chief Executive, and look forward to the Catapult opening for business as soon as possible.

Transport KTN Director, our very own Neil Ridley, had this to say:

I am very pleased that Steve Yianni has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Transport Systems Catapult. Steve’s wealth of experience across a broad range of transport related industries and activities will ensure that the Catapult is able to play a leading role in the development of new transport solutions.

The Transport KTN has worked hard over the past few years to bring the transport sectors and adjacent industries together to make the case for the Catapult and identify common areas of issues and opportunities that the Catapult can focus on. With Steve’s appointment we can now help to prepare the project pipeline and engagement with stakeholders to support the Catapult’s early work.

We look forward to continuing our close working relationship with the Transport Systems Catapult, and helping UK industry and research capitalise on the exciting opportunities presented by future transport systems.


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