directors & managers
the Ultra management team comprises a balance of technical and operational experience and are recognized as leaders in the transport systems industry.
Nigel Clarke – Non-Executive Director & Interim Managing Director
From 1985 – 2003, Nigel was a partner of GJW, then Europe’s leading government relations firm.
In 2003, he created Learned Lion Partners to set up, invest in and advise projects in business areas with strong public policy influence. He was an early investor in ULTra Global, and now serves on its Board as a non-executive director. Other projects include medical research though Vidapulse Ltd, and home healthcare through SureCalm Healthcare Ltd, created in 2010 and sold in 2012.
In 2007, he chaired an Inquiry into a possible future professional body for pharmacy in the UK, and following the Report of the Inquiry, chaired the Transitional Committee creating the prospectus for the new Body. This was published in November 2008, and forms the basis of the now reformed Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
Nigel served on the General Osteopathic Council (the regulator of the profession in the UK) from its inception in 1996 until 2008, being chairman from 2001-2007; and on the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, a UK Government body, from 2003-2008.
David Marron – Head of Engineering
David joined Ultra in 2012 and is responsible for engineering within the company including system development, implementation and support.
Before joining Ultra, David was Head of Engineering for the Raytheon Systems Ltd. Defence business responsible for the delivery of engineering across a wide range of projects including aircraft modification and support, development of sensors and avionics equipment and the design installation and commissioning of secondary surveillance radar sites.
A systems engineer with extensive experience in the Defence and Aerospace industry, David’s previous roles include Engineering Director for Alenia Marconi Systems Customer Support Division and Chief Avionic Systems Designer for Westland Helicopters.
Mark Griffiths – Head of Operations
Mark joined Ultra in 2007 and is responsible for all the operational aspects of the company. As part of the management team, Mark is also involved with the continual development of the Ultra product.
Mark has previously worked throughout the transport industry, working in the heavy and light rail sectors as well as undertaking contracts for the Highways agency at the NTCC in Birmingham. Mark was the Director of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering for the East Coast Main Line for several years including managing the transition from the public sector into Network Rail.
Before joining Ultra Mark ran a transport consultancy that undertook installation projects and consultation services for Network Rail, Docklands Light Railway and Manchester Metrolink. He project managed several large projects for the Highways agency including the installation of travel times on the motorway variable message sign network and the updating of the Motorway infrastructure network mapping and information systems.
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