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Nick Bolton to join Ordnance Survey as new Chief Executive

By Eric Van Rees - 14th July 2023 - 09:18

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology has appointed Nick Bolton as the new Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey.

Nick will take up the leadership of Ordnance Survey on 2 October 2023, bringing extensive commercial experience in growing technology businesses globally. Nick joins Ordnance Survey from software group Oxford Metrics plc where he has been CEO since 2005.

Stephen Lake, Chairman at Ordnance Survey, said: “I am delighted with the appointment of Nick Bolton as CEO. Nick brings a strong track record of growing businesses in relevant areas of technology enabled services and joins an exceptional established leadership team.

“This is an exciting time with our data, services and expertise delivering value and positive impact to government, businesses, and individuals, both in Britain and internationally. Nick’s experience driving growth in both existing and new markets is critical in shaping Ordnance Survey’s future.”

Ordnance Survey’s expertise in geospatial data and services is helping to tackle many of the biggest challenges facing the world today, from climate change and pandemics to urbanisation and national resilience. Through trusted data, location services and expertise Ordnance Survey aims to enable the digital infrastructure invaluable to economic growth, better societal outcomes and innovation.

Nick Bolton added: “Ordnance Survey is an institution and iconic brand with a global reputation as leaders in mapping, location data and services. It is an organisation which has been at the forefront of innovation for two centuries, continuously transforming to meet the demands of its diverse range of customers. In today’s increasingly digitally augmented world, place matters more than ever and OS data and services are at the very heart of this.

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