Executive Team

Dick Elsy – CEO

Dick has overall operational responsibility for the HVM Catapult. He chairs the Management Board, where strategy and operational performance are set and reviewed. As the external face of the HVM Catapult he is the main interface with major public funding stakeholders such as Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and HM Treasury.

Tel: +44 (0)121 506 9780

Ian Collier – Director of Operations

Ian oversees the HVM Catapult’s operations, co-ordinates our SME engagement programme, oversees the National College for Advanced Manufacturing project activity and engages with senior stakeholders in industry and government.

Tel: +44 (0)121 506 9747
Mobile: +44 (0)7905 200 414

Paul John – Business Director

Paul is responsible for producing the 5 year Delivery Plan, leads the international engagement strategy and is coordinating the development of HVM Catapult’s economic impact evaluation framework.

Tel: +44 (0)121 506 9746
Mobile:  +44 (0)7810 631 475

Professor Sam Turner – Chief Technology Officer


Sam leads the development of the HVM Catapult Technical Strategy and sets the agenda for the HVM Catapult CTO community.

Mobile: +44 (0)7768 556 311

Headshot_Henriette Lyttle-Breukelaar 200x200Henriette Lyttle-Breukelaar – Marketing & Communications Director

Henriette oversees the HVM Catapult’s Marketing and Communications function, including Public Relations, events and digital communications.

Tel: +44 (0)121 506 9582
Mobile: +44 (0)7826 890 746

Kulwant Singh – Finance Director

Kulwant manages the HVM Catapult’s finances and performance data.

Tel: +44 (0)121 506 9581
Mobile: +44 (0)7973 506 251

Professor Mike Hinton – Director of Research and Technology Partnerships

Mike provides the focal point for the HVM Catapult in its strategic engagements with prospective and established R&T partnering organisations.

Mobile: +44 (0)7876 447 389   mike.hinton@hvm.catapult.org.uk

Tamarin Adshead – General Manager

Tamarin manages the HVM Catapult Executive office.

Tel: +44 (0)121 506 9783
Mobile: +44 (0)7919 565 262

Sophie_Exec TeamSophie Szczygielski – Marketing Assistant

Sophie supports the HVM Catapult’s marketing and communications function, including events, marketing materials, as well as enhancing activity in digital communications.

Tel: +44 (0)121 506 9829

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