In November 2020, Paul Clarke stepped down as Chief Technology Officer at Ocado - a world leader in smart fulfilment and logistics. After joining Ocado in 2006, Paul initially worked on warehouse control systems and then joined the team designing Ocado’s next highly automated fulfilment centre.
After establishing new teams for Simulation and Mobile development, Paul then co-wrote the first of Ocado’s award winning mobile apps. Having handed over the leadership of Ocado Technology in April 2018, Paul led the Office of the CTO whose mission included exploring opportunities to use Ocado's technologies and competencies to disrupt other sectors, research activities and the technological vision and future proofing of the business.
Paul read Physics at Oxford University, before then entering the computer industry. He has worked in software engineering, consultancy, interim management and a number of software start-ups. Paul sits on a number of government and industry advisory boards including the AI Council, Robotics Growth Partnership (co-chair), Innovation Expert Group, ISCF RAI Extreme Environments, ISCF Future Flight and the National Food Strategy; he also holds advisory and non-exec roles with a number of startups.