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CFMS appoints new Chief Technology Officer

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), has today announced the appointment of Ian Risk as Chief Technology Officer.

Risk will be responsible for evolving the company's technical vision and leading all aspects of technology development according to its strategic direction and growth objectives. Risk commented: ‘I have followed the progress of CFMS since its formation. I look forward to joining the great team there, helping it to grow by delivering a strategic technology portfolio that supports industrial digitalisation across a range of industries.’

In his prior role at Airbus Group, Ian was Head of Airbus Group Innovations UK. Here, he was responsible for the UK corporate research capability, developing technical strategy, business development and initiating industrial and academic partnerships. With 40 years’ experience in the aerospace sector, Ian has held a number of senior positions throughout his career at Airbus and British Aerospace with a demonstrable track record in technology innovation and research and development.

Risk is the latest executive appointment to the CFMS Board and joins Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, who commented: ‘CFMS is entering a key phase in its planned growth. Our focus is on providing access to digitally enabled high value design technologies that will accelerate design and manufacturing productivity and competitiveness in the global marketplace. I am delighted that Ian has accepted the role of Chief Technology Officer.’

Phill Cartwright, executive chairman, CFMS, commented: ‘I am delighted and excited to welcome Ian to the company. Held in high regard by industry for his technical leadership, depth and delivery, his appointment will further strengthen the CFMS vision to support UK organisations in the development of digitally enabled high value design capability and artificial intelligence in engineering, manufacturing and services.’

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