Who we are

Who we are

Tracsis is a technology company that solves business critical resource, planning, asset and safety/risk management problems across the transportation sector utilising advanced data capture and analytics methodologies.

Tracsis develops software and hardware products and delivers consultancy, bespoke tools, data capture, analytics and event transport planning and management services.

Tracsis' products and services are widely used to increase efficiency, reduce operational cost and risk and improve operational and asset performance, safety management and decision making capabilities for clients and customers.

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 and delay repay.
Safety and risk management software
Remote condition monitoring hardware and data acquisition
Consultancy services and bespoke IT solutions
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 Cole
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-Jones
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 Richards
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 Andrade
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 Barnes
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 Cawthra
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 Johnson
Alex JohnsonManaging Director, Traffic & Data Services
As Managing Director, Alex oversees the direction and development of the UK and international elements of the business. Alex was previously Finance Director of the Traffic & Data Services division, managing the financial side of the significant growth the Division has experienced in recent years . He has many years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions and financial and commercial management. Before joining Sky high in 2010, his previous roles included Finance Director of a £60m turnover gaming machine business. Alex qualified at Arthur Andersen and then spent 10 years with them working in audit, consulting and Corporate Finance. Alex is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the ICAEW. Alex has a BEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. After university he worked for BP Exploration in the offshore oil industry before switching to the more sedate life of an Accountant!
Alex Sarginson
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 Whawell
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 Cuthbert
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 Wilson
Alan WilsonNon-Exec Chairman and Director of Consultancy
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 Rodgers
Mike RodgersNon-Exec Chairman, Traffic and Data Services
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.