ACT, a Fujitsu company, has announced that Gary Watts, Chairman and Executive Director, is embarking on a 12-month sabbatical from the business commencing 1 February 2019.
During a period of over 15 years, Gary has taken the company from a technology start up to a market-leading digital ticketing business. Throughout this time, ACT has supported transport organisations across the UK, delivering innovative ticketing technologies for concessionary travel, multi-operator commercial solutions and, more recently, account-based ticketing.
ACT’s diverse and experienced Senior Management Team will continue to deliver ACT’s strategy to enable smoother journeys for public transport users and operational efficiency for transport organisations.
Mark Fagan, ACT Sales Director and member of the ACT Senior Management Team, has been appointed to the board of Directors to lead ACT.
Commenting on Gary’s valuable contribution to the business, Mark Fagan said: ” On behalf of ACT and the Board, I would like to thank Gary for his very significant contribution to ACT and Fujitsu. Gary is a technology industry entrepreneur with deep experience in creating and growing technology businesses. Under his strong leadership ACT has prospered, expanding its customer portfolio and market presence. I am confident that we have the foundations and talent to further grow ACT as a dynamic and agile software business delivering value to our current and future customers.”
Gary Watts added: “I believe this is now the time to take a step back and recharge, focusing my attention on those closest to me. I would like to express my appreciation to ACT and Fujitsu colleagues for supporting my sabbatical. ACT and Fujitsu are great companies with outstanding prospects as true innovators in the transport, retail and payments industries. I am confident that the strength of the company’s products and talented people will deliver significant value in the year ahead. I wish Mark every success in his new role and am confident he will make a major contribution.”