Intelligent Transport Systems UK has announced Stuart Scott, Head of Service – ITS at Mott MacDonald, as its new Chair, and the appointment of a new Board.
Mr Scott has set out his key priorities as promoting the need to better integrate the transport network, across road, rail, bus, active travel and micro-mobility, as well as the importance of ITS UK in representing the sector to policy makers.
His appointment, at the ITS UK Intelligent Transport Address and AGM on 17 May, also saw new Board Directors Caroline Hildreth of Sopra Steria and Catherine Whitfield of WSP appointed.
“It’s a real honour to be appointed Chair of ITS UK, a role that is central to supporting the growth of the sector and promoting its benefits to our transport network,” Mr Scott said. “It is a critical time for UK transport, and I believe ITS UK has a vital role to play in bringing different modes together, to see how we can create seamless, joined-up journeys, and in advocating on behalf of the industry to politicians, decision makers and the press.
“Well done to all who were appointed – we have a fantastic team in our Board to drive the organisation forward. And thank you to outgoing Chair Ryan Hood and Board Directors Andrew Pearce and Graeme Scott who have done so much to support ITS UK over the past years.
“I look forward to supporting our members and the wider sector as ITS UK Chair, in what is clearly an exciting time for the industry and organisation.”
A chartered engineer, Stuart Scott has more than 35 years’ in the management, development and implementation of systems engineering programmes projects and services, in UK and overseas. He’s presented papers at the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore and led and managed the development of technological solutions including information distribution and communications systems and infrastructure projects and programmes, including risk and financial management. His experience also covers road, rail and airport operations. Mr Scott has systems engineering and management skills across a wide range of industries, having worked in industries as diverse as shipbuilding and heavy machinery to advance software and systems development, mostly with a transport focus.
Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of ITS UK, added: “Congratulations to Stuart on his appointment as Chair and welcome to all new ITS UK Board Members. Stuart has long been a strong advocate of the sector and its value in providing a greener, safer, more cost-effective and better integrated transport system, so it’s great to have him at the helm, helping lead the organisation in its role as the voice of the industry.
“Congratulations too to Catherine Whitfield and Caroline Hildreth on their appointments to the Board, alongside the fantastic team of re-appointed directors. It is great to have a Board with such expertise and dedication to the industry – I’m delighted to be working with them all as we develop ITS UK’s offer and services even further over 2023-24!”
(Picture – L to R: Ryan Hood, ITS UK Outgoing Chair; Steve Norris, ITS UK President; Stuart Scott, ITS UK Incoming Chair; Max Sugarman, ITS UK Chief Executive, courtesy ITS UK)