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Steve Yianni

Steve Yianni took up the role of CEO for the Transport Systems Catapult on 1st August 2013, following on from a successful five years at Network Rail, where he introduced an innovative low-cost, high-volu`me electrification concept which influenced the government's subsequent approval for a national rail electrification programme. Steve was later appointed as Network Rail's Director of Engineering before becoming Technical Director in 2012. 
From 2010 - 2013, Steve also chaired the cross-rail industry Technical Strategy Leadership Group, and oversaw the publication in 2012 of the industry's Rail Technical Strategy – a 30 year vision of technical direction for the sector. 
With a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the London Business School, Steve has gained over two decades of experience working for the Ford Motor Company and JCB in a variety of engineering management and business leadership roles. In 2014, his contribution to the engineering sector was recognised when he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.