Jon Kirkpatrick

Chief Operating Officer

Jon joined the Future Cities Catapult in 2017 as the Head of Connected Cities before becoming a member of the Executive Management Team in 2018 as Chief Delivery Officer. Following the creation of the Connected Places Catapult he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the London site. In spring 2020 he assumed responsibility for operations across all sites.

As COO his focus is on both strategic and tactical elements feeding into the 5 year planning cycle of the company and its long term performance as well as physical delivery of the projects, programmes and impact of the London office day to day.

Jon’s career to date has spanned multiple sectors from Government agencies, Public sector and Private companies, operating at both regional and international levels. He Joined the catapult from a world leading multinational property developer and construction company as their Head of Sustainability for Europe, and has a long career in sustainable development and innovative technology to improve the built environment.