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Monty Barlow takes CEO helm at Cambridge Consultants





Monty Barlow has taken the helm as CEO of Cambridge Consultants, the globally renowned product development and technology consultancy based on Cambridge Science Park.

Monty Barlow at Cambridge Consultants on Cambridge Science Park. Picture: Keith Heppell
Monty Barlow at Cambridge Consultants on Cambridge Science Park. Picture: Keith Heppell

Previously the chief technology officer, Barlow succeeds Eric Wilkinson who will be retiring after 31 years with the company.

Barlow has been with Cambridge Consultants for 23 years and has been responsible for incubating new strategic technology groups to extend Cambridge Consultants’ expertise in bleeding edge technologies such as synthetic biology, machine psychology and quantum computation.

He will be leading the global team of engineers, scientists, designers, and consultants that deliver more than 500 scientific, engineering and design projects each year and help some of the world’s biggest brands and most ambitious start-ups to realise their technology-based aspirations.

Cambridge Consultants’ ‘brain on a chip’ technology is just one of the incredible developments the Cambridge Science Park company has enabled
Cambridge Consultants’ ‘brain on a chip’ technology is just one of the incredible developments the Cambridge Science Park company has enabled

On his appointment, Monty Barlow said: “I am energised by the opportunity to lead Cambridge Consultants into the next phase of its growth within Capgemini.

“I would like to thank Eric Wilkinson for his contribution over the past 31 years, and for his inspiring leadership. Cambridge Consultants is now embarking on a new chapter, leveraging its position within the Capgemini Group to help our clients achieve significant positive societal impact.”

Cambridge Consultants has more than 20,000sq m of cutting-edge R&D facilities, with more than 100 fully-equipped labs, design offices and workshops.

Cambridge Consultants’ parent company, Altran, was acquired by Capgemini in 2020, and is now part of Capgemini Invent.

Erik Wilkinson, Cambridge Consultants CEO 2017- February 2023, with incoming CEO Monty Barlow, right
Erik Wilkinson, Cambridge Consultants CEO 2017- February 2023, with incoming CEO Monty Barlow, right

Erik Wilkinson, who held the CEO role since 2017, said: “I want to thank everyone at Cambridge Consultants for their support and dedication; we have achieved a great deal together.

“The next decade will see huge opportunities for companies brave enough to challenge the technology status quo to radically improve their future, and the future of our society. Monty is perfectly placed to take the company on this new and exciting journey.”

Cambridge Consultants has a team of more than 850 members, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and designers, in offices in Cambridge, Boston (US), Tokyo (Japan) and Singapore. For more than 60 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets, or expanding existing markets through the introduction of innovative technologies.



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