Steve Yianni, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult
Steve Yianni was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Transport Systems Catapult in 2013.
Established by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, the Transport Systems Catapult is the UK’s technology and innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility, harnessing emerging technologies to improve the movement of people and goods around the world.
With an Engineering Degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the London Business School, Steve is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). In 2014, he became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).
Steve’s career began at the Ford Motor Company, where he worked mainly in Product Development on truck and engine projects. In 1991, he joined JCB, gaining 16 years’ experience in a variety of roles in engineering management and business leadership, including periods of work in India and the USA. In 2008, Steve joined Network Rail and enjoyed five successful years working within the engineering and technical areas of the business. During this period from 2010 to 2013, Steve chaired the cross-rail industry Technical Strategy Leadership Group (TSLG).
Steve is Chair of the Intelligent Mobility Planning and Action Co-ordination Team (IM-PACT UK). Working with the Automotive Council, IM-PACT UK is made up of senior members from the Automotive, Telecoms, ICT, Infrastructure and Insurance sectors supported by central government.
From 2010 to 2013, Steve was Chairman of Council at TWI, a Research & Technology business based in Cambridge.