After 6 years as CEO of TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, and also CEO of its parent company, the Transport Research Foundation (TRF), Rob Wallis has informed the TRF Board of his wish to step down. Accordingly, the TRF Board has commenced a transition process to select and appoint Rob’s successor, which is expected to occur later this year. In the interim, Rob continues fully with his responsibilities as CEO.

TRF Chairman Charles Rice said: “I would like to pay tribute to Rob’s leadership and vision for TRL. He has overseen a multi-year transformation of the business, building on its world-renowned heritage in delivering innovation, while creating strong market relevance and credibility in today’s opportunities within New Mobility.”

CEO Rob Wallis said: “It has been a privilege to be the CEO of TRL, given its incredibly impactful history of 86 years. TRL is now at the forefront of new innovations in automation, connectivity, electrification and shared mobility services - and has reasserted its world-recognised relevance. It has been a pleasure to work with such a fantastic team of internationally-recognised experts and talented people.”

Rob became CEO and an executive director of the Board of TRL and the Transport Research Foundation in 2013. Prior to this Rob was a managing director at the British Standards Institution (BSI), and held managing director and senior director roles leading transport and automotive-focused businesses within global technology firms of Electronic Data Systems Inc. (EDS), Logica Plc and CMG Plc, having begun his career at the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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