Campion appointed TRL chief exec

20 June 2019

TRL – the UK’s transport research laboratory – has a new chief executive.

Paul Campion was until recently the CEO of the Transport Systems Catapult where he worked closely with government and industry partners developing collaborative investment projects to deliver innovation and growth in the smart mobility sector. Prior to that, Paul had a long career at IBM most latterly in senior operational and sales roles, with extensive international experience spanning Europe, Africa and the US.

Charles Rice, Chairman of parent company TRF, said, ‘’I am very pleased to welcome Paul to TRL. His extensive experience at IBM both in the UK and overseas will help us with the development of our software business internationally.

“More recently, as CEO of the Transport Systems Catapult he has developed extensive links with government, industry and university partners. Paul brings valuable experience to TRL at a time when we seek to develop our world leading expertise further into the new markets being created by the ‘new mobility’ revolution.”

Campion said, “I feel excited and privileged to join TRL at this critical moment: the transport sector is facing a perfect storm of change and TRL is well positioned to help its public and private sector clients navigate through it. I look forward to working with TRL’s expert team on the next stage of their development.”