The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has announced the appointment of former Arup Group Chairman Terry Hill, CBE, FREng as its new Chairman.
Mr Hill will move from his existing role of non-executive Director to succeed the TSC’s incumbent Chairman, Will Whitehorn, with effect from 1st April.
Will Whitehorn has served as Chairman of the TSC since its inception in 2013, and has stepped down following his appointment as Deputy Chairman of Stagecoach Group PLC.
Terry Hill has been a non-executive Director of the TSC since 2013, alongside his roles as a Trustee of the Arup Group Owning Trusts and non-executive Director of Crossrail Ltd. He was President of the International Organisation for Standardisation for two years, 2013-2014, and also a founder member of the UK Treasury’s Infrastructure UK Advisory Council. An engineer and economist, Hill’s career prior to chairing Arup Group was in transport planning and leading major transport programmes.
Steve Yianni, TSC’s Chief Executive said, “Will Whitehorn’s contribution as Chairman has been invaluable, helping steer the creation of the Transport Systems Catapult, as well as its development into an influential contributor to the transport industry in a very short period of time. The Board and I have all greatly enjoyed and valued working with Will and would like to thank him for his stewardship to date. We wish him well with his new role.
“I am delighted that Terry has agreed to accept the appointment as Chairman. As a civil engineer and economist, Terry has led many infrastructure investments and has a proven record of achievement in innovative transport, highways, metro and high speed rail. Terry’s knowledge and experience will be crucial as the TSC moves into its next phase of development.”
Innovate UK’s Chief Executive Dr Ruth McKernan added, “I’d like to wish Will well in his new venture and thank him for his significant contribution to the Transport Systems Catapult, as well his strong advocacy for the wider programme and network. Terry Hill will be an excellent successor, providing the Catapult’s board with continuity and drawing on his extensive expertise and experience.”