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Monday, 8th October 2012 - 17:50

ITS United Kingdom Council elects two new Directors

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ITS United Kingdom, the Intelligent Transport Systems association for the UK, has elected two new Directors.

At the recent Council meeting in London, Giles Perkins of Mouchel was elected as Communications Director, and Gary Umpleby of Hogia was elected as Finance Director.  Gary is also the Chairman of ITS (UK)’s Public Transport Interest Group.

Welcoming the two new Directors, the Chairman of ITS (UK) Jeremy Evans said:  “I am delighted to welcome Giles and Gary among our Directors.  The Directors peform a valuable service in overseeing the work of the ITS (UK) Secretariat in their respective areas.  These positions are an important part of our governance process.”

Giles Perkins said: "I'm looking forward to being able to help ITS (UK) at a time when the opportunities for the sector are significant and developments in ITS technology are advancing at a rapid pace".

The new Finance Director, Gary Umpleby, added ”I am delighted to be invited to perform the role of the ITS (UK) Finance Director, which gives me the opportunity to give a little back to the organisation that has provided so much benefit in the world of ITS to both the company for which I work, and also to me as an individual. I am also grateful to my predecessor Silke Elvery of TfL, for her stewardship of the finances over a number of years - while a hard act to follow, I will endeavour to continue her good work."

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Photo shows Giles Perkins of Mouchel, the new Communications Director

Notes to editors:

ITS UNITED KINGDOM, the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members' subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom - and at the same time expand the ITS market.

The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, Police Forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions.

Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.

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