Eric Brown

Chief Technology Officer, Energy Systems Catapult

Eric joined Innovate UK in April 2014 as Energy Systems Catapult Programme Manager. In this role he supported strategy development and planning, and led projects aimed at building early capability and presence for the Energy Systems Catapult. In April 2015, when the Catapult was fully established, he was Interim Head of Strategy and Innovation and then Innovation Director.  He is now Chief Technology Officer.

Eric became involved in the energy sector after having gained many years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. He began his career in product and technology roles with major international organisations including Nortel Networks and Hewlett Packard. He then worked as an independent consultant with start-up network operators in various European countries as they sought to build the infrastructure that would enable them to deliver innovative digital services in competitive markets. This led to co-founding a company that supported operators and their partners in defining and delivering systems to address the demands of substantial technology and business change.

Educated in Canada, Eric has a BSc in Mathematics and Physics, a BEng in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Electrical Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET.

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