11.09.23 LONDON: Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and place leadership today announces that its Chief Executive, Nicola Yates OBE, has notified the Board of Directors of her intent to stand down from her role, a position that she has held since April 2019. The search for Ms Yates’ successor will begin immediately and is expected be completed before the end of the year.
In sharing her news with colleagues today Nicola commented that; “Having updated the Chair and the Board of my plans, we have agreed that I will leave Connected Places Catapult as soon as a new CEO is in role, expected to be early 2024. I have had 6 years leading a Catapult. Here at Connected Places Catapult we have recently been able to sign a new 5-year Grant Funding Agreement with Innovate UK and this seems a pivotal moment for me to hand over the reins. Working with so many talented people and customers to deliver innovation, jobs and growth across the UK and globally has been an exciting challenge and a privilege.”