London, United Kingdom – Smart electric vehicle infrastructure specialist, Connected Kerb, today announced that Chris Pateman-Jones has been named as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Pateman-Jones joined Connected Kerb from EY in November 2018, during the company’s early start-up stage, initially managing product and strategy. In his new role, Pateman-Jones will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company as it moves into the mainstream.
“We are building out a world-class leadership team to drive the company through its next phase of growth, and Chris has been central to our progression as a company over the last year”, said Peter Howe, Connected Kerb’s Chairman. “He is a thought leader who brings structure, focus and drive, but perhaps most importantly, genuine passion about what we are trying to achieve. Chris is a stand-out leader and we know that his deep industry knowledge from his time at Bechtel and EY, alongside his tenacity and vision will take Connected Kerb into this next phase of exponential innovation and growth. We’re excited that Chris has agreed to step into the CEO role and we look forward to him driving us forward.”
Pateman-Jones commented, “Connected Kerb is an exciting, high-growth business in a high-growth market, that is realising its early potential. The transition to low emission vehicles and multi-modal transport are critical deliverables for us all – our technology and team are perfectly placed to drive growth and long-term value in these fundamental markets.”
Joining Pateman-Jones in the management team is Andy Carr, who has been named as Director of Projects. Carr has extensive experience leading the delivery of major infrastructure projects, including within large energy utilities and start-up environments. Carr’s new role will see him lead the company’s growing project portfolio, ensuring delivery of all major projects with local authorities and private sector clients.
“We are thrilled to have Andy join our team to lead on project delivery”, said Howe. “His experience and accompanying skills in managing complex programmes will be invaluable to us in these next stages of growth now that we have signed significant commercial contracts both in the public and private sector.”
Before joining Connected Kerb, Carr was a Project Director at Lendlease, responsible for the establishment of integrated energy, water and fibre infrastructure business.