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David Elvy

Head Future of Freight Strategy

Simon Brown


Minister Trudy Harrison


Emma Hughes

SME Development Manager

Martin Peters

Finance Director

Michael Staley


Katy Petherick

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Programme Lead

Sadia Ahmad

Supplier Intelligence and Development Lead

Nigel Walker

Deputy Director

Alex Weedon

Director of SME Development

Ben Wilkinson

Accelerator Programme Lead

Ken Blackley

Commercial Director

Robert Candy

Senior Commercial Manager

Liz Davidson


Anna Di Donato

Head of Customer Success

Judith Hall

Managing Director

Marie-Claude Hemming

Director of External Affairs

Sam Hughes

Commercial Policy Manager

Robin Lapish

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Niall Riddell

Co-Founder CEO

Garik Markarian

Emeritus Professor

Mark Robinson

Managing Director

Robert Vaughan

SME Lead

Martin Traynor OBE

Representative Cabinet Office

Saritha Visvalingam

Responsible Procurement Manager

Catherine Westoby

Senior Policy Adviser


Director of Strategic Partnerships

Michael Edwards

Solution Architect

James Tichler

Head of Innovation

Jessica Sorrell

Head of Innovation

Paolo Favino

Head of Domestic Emissions Policy

Mike Forrest

Senior Strategy, Policy and Planning Specialist

Alice Johnson

Accelerator Programmes Lead

Will Maden

Research Director

Hannah Tew

Director of Air Mobility

Adam Webb

Head of Bids & Tenders

Amandla Uzoka-Jarrett

SME Development Manager

David Stewart


Richard Forsyth

Senior Sales Director

Chris Thompson


Sam Bemment

Technical and Innovation Manager

James Le Grice

Head of Rail Supply Chain Policy

Annette Pass

Head Of Innovation

Alisdair Ritchie

SME Development Team Lead

Joe Lewin


Jeremy Howitt

Future Flight Lead

Rebecca Goulding

SME Development Programme Lead

Rick Thomas

Technical Director


Director of Marketing

John Carter




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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