The Connected Places Catapult has appointed Professor Greg Clark CBE as its new chair.
He takes on the role from Terry Hill CBE, who is stepping down, and will serve on a renewable three-year mandate.
CEO of Connected Places Catapult, Nicola Yates OBE said “On behalf the staff, the senior team, and myself, we wish to thank Terry Hill for his dedicated leadership and service to CPC. With our refreshed strategy and working agreement with Innovate UK in place, we are ready to start a new chapter in the life of our organisation. We want to welcome Greg and the other new board members who will join shortly as we redouble our efforts to support UK businesses and pioneering places address the opportunities for innovation the current moment brings.”
Clark said “Covid-19 has been a tragedy for our society and a major shock for our economy, but it can also propel us forwards by encouraging the adoption of new modes and patterns of travel, as well as more efficient ways to use buildings and deliver urban services and public spaces”.
Connected Places Catapult was formed by the merger of the Future Cities Catapult and the Transport Systems Catapult in April 2019 with an aim to grow UK businesses and accelerate smarter living and travelling in and between the places of tomorrow.
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