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NATS chief technology and programmes officer steps down

Tony Collins

National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has announced that Rob Witty has stepped down from his role as chief technology and programmes officer and has left the company.

Until his successor is appointed, the role will be split between Nigel Horne, an independent technology expert, who has advised NATS on a number of major engineering projects, and Ian Mills, director of business improvement. They will both report to Paul Barron, NATS’ chief executive.

Announcing the changes, Barron, said, “The success of our company is inextricably linked to our ambitious £1bn modernisation plan and the 350 engineering projects that support it.

“We will be moving swiftly to find the right capability for this task and I have every confidence in the ability of Nigel [Horne] and Ian [Mills] to manage this effectively in the interim.”


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