Who we are

Tracsis is a technology company that solves business critical resource, planning, asset and safety/risk management problems across the transportation sector. We also develop innovative product solutions like smart ticketing and automated delay repay to improve the customer experience. We utilise advanced data capture and analytics methodologies to enhance our offering.

Tracsis develops software and hardware products and delivers consultancy, data capture, analytics/informatics and event transport management services.

Tracsis' products and services are widely used to:

  • Improve operational performance and efficiency
  • Reduce operational cost and risk and improve safety
  • Improve asset performance and reduce maintenance interventions
  • Improve customer experience
  • Use data to improve decision making capabilities for clients and their customers
  • Inform large transport infrastructure investment decisions

We are a UK based plc listed on FTSE AIM. The business has ca. 450 employees in facilities across UK and Ireland.

The business was established in 2004 and has grown significantly through both investment in technology and acquisition.

Operational planning and performance software, consultancy and bespoke IT solutions.
Safety and risk management software
Remote condition monitoring hardware and data acquisition
Transit and Ticketing solutions and automated delay repay
Traffic data capture and analysis (Video, ANPR, Machine Learning)
Passenger surveys and analytics
Data and location analytics (GIS)
Event transport planning and management

Drivers of Business Growth

Rapid Urbanisation

Population GrowthFinite CapacityMobility as a ServiceIntegrated Planning

Big Data / Connectivity

Connected DevicesIntelligent Transport SystemsCondition MonitoringVisualisation

Enhanced Performance

Integrated SolutionsDelay MinimisationAsset OptimisationSafety

Our people

Board of Directors

Chris ColeNon-Executive Chairman
Christopher Cole is the Non-Executive Chairman and founder of WSP Group Plc (‘WSP’), a leading global engineering and environmental consultancy. Chris held the post of Chief Executive Officer at WSP between 1987 and 2012, and in that time grew the Company both organically and by acquisition to become a market leader employing over 10,000 people across 40 countries. Most recently, Chris led the merger of WSP with Genivar Inc and has become the Chairman of the enlarged entity, now named WSP Global Inc. WSP Global now trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker WSP with turnover in excess of CAD $2bn. Chris is a Chartered Engineer and Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers.
Lisa Charles-JonesNon-Executive Director
Lisa worked for LSL Property Services plc for 13 years, which is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, firstly as Head of HR and for the last ten years as Group HR Director. Lisa is also a director of Keyfund Federation Limited and was a director of Reeds Rains Limited and Your-Move.co.uk Limited. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds an MBA from the University of Durham.
Liz RichardsNon-Executive Director
Elizabeth Anne Richards (Liz) was previously Group Finance Director of Callcredit Information Group, from 2000 to 2015. Callcredit is a consumer data business, which grew from a start-up in 2000 to a £150m turnover business with over 1,000 employees. Following its significant growth and success, the business was sold in 2014 for circa £500m. Liz is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with EY, and currently is Non-executive Director and audit committee chair of LINK Scheme Ltd, the UK ATM network operator. Prior to Callcredit, Liz worked in a variety of finance roles.
Mac AndradeNon-Executive Director
Mac brings significant industry experience to Tracsis, having held various senior roles at FirstGroup Plc, Network Rail, Scottish & Southern Energy and National Grid. Mac is also a Director of Hewsand Consultancy Limited and Tudor Close (Bramley) Limited.
Chris BarnesChief 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.
Max CawthraChief Financial Officer
Max joined Tracsis in September 2010 as Financial Controller and was promoted to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in August 2011. He is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with Ernst & Young, and prior to joining Tracsis spent seven years at Persimmon plc in a variety of roles.

Senior Management Team

Alex JohnsonGroup Operations Director, Tracsis plc and Managing Director of Rail Customer Experience
Alex joined Tracsis in 2010 as Finance Director of Tracsis Traffic Data Limited and during his time at Tracsis has had several different roles including as Managing Director of the Traffic and Data Services Division. In August 2020, Alex moved into a Group Operations role where he is responsible for leading on IT, quality, safety and HR as well as supporting the wider management team by leading a number of groupwide strategic projects. Alex also leads our Rail Customer Experience business unit which incorporates smart ticketing, delay repay and passenger analytics. Alex is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.
Alex SarginsonManaging Director, Operations & Planning Systems
Alex Sarginson joined Tracsis in 2013. Alex was a Principal Consultant and Head of Consultancy for the Operations & Planning Systems division prior to being promoted to Managing Director in February 2018. Alex is also a licenced Signalling Design Verifier. Alex has successfully delivered a number of consultancy and engineering projects with multiple stakeholders and team members; providing quality outputs on time and in budget. Alex strongly believes in the value of good people management, strong stakeholder engagement and building relationships and is an expert project manager across multiple disciplines.
Andrew WhawellManaging Director, Condition Monitoring
Andy is Managing Director of the Condition Monitoring division of Tracsis. Andy served as Operations Director of MPEC Technology at the time of its acquisition by Tracsis in May 2011. Andy joined the rail industry in 1996, working for Balfour Beatty in maintenance and projects. He joined the signalling technologies division of Balfour Beatty in 2001.
Martyn CuthbertManaging Director, OnTrac
Martyn is Managing Director of OnTrac which specialises in the development of safety, risk management and asset visualisation software. Martyn was the founder and Managing Director of OnTrac which was acquired by Tracsis in 2015. He is heavily involved in the rail industries digital transformation journey.
Alan WilsonNon-Exec Chairman of Rail Technology and Services
Alan is non-exec Chairman within our Operations and Planning systems team and Director of our Operational Consultancy business within our Rail Technology division. Alan has had a long senior level career across the rail industry with former roles including Managing Director of Midland Mainline and Wessex Trains and Director of Rail and Metro at Serco.
Mike RodgersNon-Exec Chairman of Data, Analytics, Consultancy and Events
Mike is non-exec Chairman of our Traffic and Data Services Division. Mike was the founder and Managing Director of SEP Events Ltd which was acquired by Tracsis in 2015. Mike has significant experience across the transportation and traffic management industry.