Our Leadership Team
Board of directors
Chris is Non-Executive Chairman of WSP Global Inc. (listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange), a leading global engineering and environmental consultancy. Chris held the post of Chief Executive Officer at WSP between 1987 and 2012. The company now has revenues approaching C$10bn and employs 70,000 people worldwide. Chris is also Non-Executive Chairman of Applus (listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange), a leading global testing, inspection and certification company that employs 20,000 people. He is a Chartered Engineer and has worked in the public company environment for more than 30 years, including the past Chairmanship of Ashtead Group plc.
Liz Richards joined the Board in 2016 and chairs the Audit Committee. She is a highly experienced executive and non-executive director with a career spanning the Financial Services, Data and Software sectors. After an early career with Lloyds Bank, Liz qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY. Liz was formerly CFO for Callcredit (now Transunion), a successful consumer data business, where as a founder member, she oversaw its rapid growth from start-up in 2000 to a £150m revenue business by 2015. Liz currently also holds Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair positions at both LINK Scheme Ltd and dotdigital plc, as well as two pro bono roles - Governor and Chair of Audit for Leeds Trinity University and Trustee and Chair of Finance and Investment for Yorkshire Cancer Research. She brings experience of high growth acquisitive business, and financial, audit and governance expertise to the Board at Tracsis.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris joined Tracsis in February 2019 as CEO Designate and became Chief Executive Officer in May 2019. Prior to joining Tracsis, Chris was Managing Director of Ricardo UK Limited's automotive consulting division. Chris has previously fulfilled a number of senior roles within Ricardo plc including Managing Director of Ricardo Software, New Ventures Director and Global Product Group Director. Chris started his career at Ford Motor Company before joining global management consultancy A.T.Kearney. Chris holds a Master's degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Andy joined Tracsis as Chief Financial Officer in February 2021. Prior to this he spent eight years at The Vitec Group plc in a number of senior roles including Group Financial Controller and Divisional Finance Director. Before joining Vitec he held positions in finance and strategy at Anglo American plc and Carphone Warehouse plc. He is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with Deloitte, and holds a first class degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
James joined the Board in September 2021. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of AB Dynamics plc, having held the position since 2018. Prior to this he was Group Managing Director at FTSE 250 listed Diploma PLC for six years where he delivered a series of successful international acquisitions. His previous career involved leadership positions predominantly in the aerospace and defence industry, including senior roles at Chemring Group PLC and Cobham PLC. James holds a PhD in engineering and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Jill was appointed to the Board on 5 October 2022. She is also Non-Executive Chair of Headland Consultancy and is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Auto Trader Group plc, Ashtead Group plc, and UP Global Sourcing Holdings plc. She was previously Chief Executive Officer of Boden. This followed a 15 year career in a variety of senior management roles at Tesco plc, where she was a member of the Executive Committee. Jill was appointed to the Board on 5 October 2022 and is Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Group Managing Director
Chris joined Tracsis in May 2022 as Group Managing Director. Chris is a results-oriented technology executive with strategic sales and customer success leadership experience. He has domain expertise in ERP, asset management, IoT and analytics. He has also has experience of introducing leading edge technologies such as drone and autonomous driving capabilities. Chris has had experience of managing the entire value-chain of a technology company; from sales and marketing through to delivery and post-sales support. He has a deep commercial background and has been responsible for negotiating and delivering complex high value contracts. He has extensive international experience in all major regions of the world; North and South America, Asia and Oceania.
Group People Director
Katie joined Tracsis in 2021 as Group People Director. Prior to this Katie held a number of senior HR positions across various industries ranging from large organisations like BT and Barclays to technology SMEs. Katie’s early career experience spans Marketing, Operations and business improvement having been part of BT’s fast track leadership programme. She holds a degree in French and German from the University of Leeds and is a leadership coach.