David has been active in transport technology and innovation for more than 20 years. David is Head of Innovation and Strategy at Franklin Energy, including Autonomous vehicle development and deployment, Franchise Bids, Supplier assessments and assurance for programs and Program delivery. Autonomous and Connected vehicles, Transport Environmental interventions, customer services and charging systems.
He was CIO for Transport for Greater Manchester including the Highways activity for Greater Manchester. David led the programs for High Speed Broadband rollout across Greater Manchester, Wi-Fi on the tram fleet, installation of Electric Vehicle charging points across GM, Smart Ticketing and the development of Passenger and operational information systems.