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Alex Weedon

Director of SME Development

Anna Di Donato

Head of Customer Success

Ken Blackley

Commercial Director

Liz Davidson


Mark Robinson

Managing Director

David Elvy

Head Future of Freight Strategy

Niall Riddell

Co-Founder CEO


Director of Strategic Partnerships

Annette Pass

Head Of Innovation

Alisdair Ritchie

SME Development Team Lead

Robin Lapish

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Ben Wilkinson

Accelerator Programme Lead

Sadia Ahmad

Supplier Intelligence and Development Lead

Minister Trudy Harrison


Katy Petherick

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Programme Lead

Sam Hughes

Commercial Policy Manager

Saritha Visvalingam

Responsible Procurement Manager



Martin Peters

Finance Director

Robert Candy

Senior Commercial Manager

Robert Vaughan

SME Lead

Simon Brown


Judith Hall

Managing Director

Marie-Claude Hemming

Director of External Affairs

Martin Traynor OBE

Representative Cabinet Office

Michael Staley


Garik Markarian

Emeritus Professor

Catherine Westoby

Senior Policy Adviser

Michael Edwards

Solution Architect

Nigel Walker

Deputy Director

Jessica Sorrell

Head of Innovation

Emma Hughes

SME Development Manager

James Tichler

Head of Innovation

Paolo Favino

Head of Domestic Emissions Policy

Amandla Uzoka-Jarrett

SME Development Manager

Adam Webb

Head of Bids & Tenders

Richard Forsyth

Senior Sales Director

Alice Johnson

Accelerator Programmes Lead

Jeremy Howitt

Future Flight Lead

Hannah Tew

Director of Air Mobility

Sam Bemment

Technical and Innovation Manager

David Stewart


Mike Forrest

Senior Strategy, Policy and Planning Specialist

Chris Thompson


Will Maden

Research Director

Joe Lewin


John Carter


James Le Grice

Head of Rail Supply Chain Policy

Rebecca Goulding

SME Development Programme Lead


Director of Marketing

Rick Thomas

Technical Director

David Brambley-Crawshaw

Senior Policy Advisor

Fredi Nonyelu


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Connected Places Catapult is the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places. At Connected Places Catapult, we provide impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for mobility and built environment businesses, infrastructure providers and public institutions to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel. We connect businesses and public sector leaders to cutting-edge research. We help develop, implement and commercialise the latest technology and innovation for existing markets, as well as create demand and grow new markets in the UK and globally. In addition to the many projects we’re working on with our partners, we run technology demonstrations and innovation accelerators for SMEs to help scale new solutions that drive business growth while contributing to the economic growth and a better, greener future for all.

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Connected Places Catapult is the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places.

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