Mat is the CEO of CPMS, part of the Egis Group. He started his career in the rail industry in 1991 as Trainee Lineman at Romford Overhead Line Maintenance Depot. In the years which followed, he worked in various project management roles at Balfour Beatty, Amec, Colas and Network Rail, where he was involved in the delivery of prestigious projects such as Southern Power Upgrade, Thameslink and London Bridge Station. Mat co-founded CPMS in 2012 and has spent the last 9 years building the company in a very successful business with an annual turnover of over £8m.
Under Mat’s leadership, CPMS supported the delivery of a substantial number of high-profile projects in rail, aviation and the highways and developed CPMS into a multi-disciplinary business comprising CPMS Consulting and CPMS Infrastructure, and offering professional services in Enterprise Asset Management, Commercial, Programme and Project Management, Engineering and Construction, Design, Project Controls and Governance, Safety, Assurance, Sustainability and Environment.
CPMS operates pursuant to strong values and prides itself on working collaboratively with each customer, providing specialist expertise and ongoing support throughout each phase of the project life cycle, thus delivering efficient and cost-effective outcomes. These strong work ethics enabled the business to build long-lasting relations with a broad client base of over 59 organisations such as Network Rail, Eurostar, Ernst & Young, TES, Alstom, Amey, TfW, Enfield Council and Capita.
Mat is a strong advocate of gender balance, equality, diversity and inclusion and ensured that CPMS was one of the first companies to sign up to the UK rail industry Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter launched last November by Women in Rail and the Railway Industry Association. CPMS boasts a 40% female, 2% LGBTQ+ and 22% BAME workforce.
Coming from a modest background himself, Mat knows the importance of supporting local communities and through CPMS’ Community Kindness which he is set-up in 2013, ensures that his organisation pro-actively supports local charities and the communities within which it delivers projects.
In recognition of CPMS’ tremendous growth and professional credibility, on 5th February 2021, CPMS became part of the French engineering and construction Group, Egis.
On this acquisition, Mat commented: “This acquisition brings together two complementary businesses, in terms of professional skills, ambition and values. Both Egis and CPMS have similar cultures, with each of us striving to provide high quality service offerings to our clients and to offer growth and career development opportunities to our employees. This acquisition not only gives us a strategic edge to strengthen our existing portfolio in the UK for the benefit of our clients, it also enables our workforce to further develop their career by accessing worldwide opportunities within the Egis Group.”
Damien is the Managing Director of CPMS Infrastructure, part of the CPMS-Egis group, which business function provides analytics and asset management, design and development and engineering and construction services to clients in the rail, aviation and highway sector.
Damien has been working in the rail industry for over 20 years with a career that spans the full project lifecycle, from development to delivery and in all functions from construction to asset management.
Damien co-founded CPMS in 2012 with Mat Baine, Chris Mackie and Tim Galvani and has spent the last 9 years building the CPMS Infrastructure team into a very successful business function, working on a number of high-profile rail investment projects.
More recently, Damien and his team supported the ground-breaking work undertaken by the London Borough of Enfield to deliver the rail infrastructure needed to increase passenger capacity at Meridian Water rail station, which includes the regeneration of brownfield land to make space for up to 13,000 new homes and create over 6,000 new jobs. Damien was instrumental in helping London Brough of Enfield deliver phase 1 – the design and construction of Meridian Waters train station – and Phase 2 – the building the rail infrastructure to support the increased frequency of trains calling at Meridian Water.
Having spent most of his career delivering large capital investment projects, Damien has recently shifted his focus into developing efficient maintenance and asset management solutions for clients and the recognition that the industry has a great opportunity to rethinking how it operates.
The recent acquisition of CPMS by French engineering and construction Group, Egis, has strengthened the service offerings of CPMS Infrastructure and opened up a wide range of new opportunities for Damien and his team.
“This acquisition is a tremendous recognition of CPMS’ strength and credibility as a business and, for CPMS Infrastructure, it opens gives us access to a global design and development business, a large rail operations and analytics capability and the capability to take on much larger Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management projects.”
Tim started his career 22 years ago as an Apprentice Civil Engineer with Alfred McAlpine, working across the highway, aviation and rail sectors. In 2007, he joined Network Rail as part of the Thameslink Programme and was responsible for delivering capacity improvements to the Outer Areas stations between Leagrave and West Hampstead, taking the projects from concept through to completion.
Tim co-founded CPMS in 2012 with the ambition to drive collaboration into project delivery in the rail industry. He has spent the last 9 years building CPMS Consulting into a very successful business function as well as leading several key projects, including the complex restructuring of the delivery and organisational strategy of the Great Eastern Overhead Line Renewal project, achieving significant financial and programme efficiencies for Network Rail.
Today, CPMS Consulting offers high calibre Programme & Project Management, Commercial Management, Procurement & Cost Planning, Project Controls & Governance and Safety & Assurances services to many clients in the UK rail market. The team has successfully established sustainable Routes to Market with key customers and have expanded their reach geographically across all of the UK Rail Regions.
The strong reputation and achievements of CPMS Consulting drew the attention of French engineering and construction group Egis, which acquired a majority shareholding in CPMS in February 2021. “Egis saw the potential that CPMS Consulting could bring to their business – we are solid and credible in the UK rail market and have the capabilities to support many of their upcoming projects. For us, the acquisition opens up an international market and we are very excited about the future opportunities it creates”, commented Tim Galvani.
Chris started his career in 2003 at Transport for London where, over a period of 6 years, he held a number of commercial and procurement positions working on several multi-million-pound projects, including Public-Private Partnership contracts.
In 2009, Chris joined Network Rail and spent the next 10 years seconded in various Senior Project and Commercial Manager roles, including on the Thameslink Programme, the Great Eastern Overhead Line renewal and the SSV Overhead Line Programme.
Chris co-founded CPMS in 2012 and has since been responsible for overseeing the commercial performance of the business, including work winning and contracting, and supporting CPMS’ growth.
Shortly after the acquisition of CPMS by French engineering and construction Group, Egis, Chris was appointed Chief Commercial Officer. On this new collaboration, Chris commented: “Egis is the perfect partner for CPMS. The acquisition opens up a huge new market and commercial opportunities whilst ensuring cultural compatibility which was the key driver for the decision to join the Egis Group.”
Alex joined CPMS in January 2018, having worked in HR for 20 years in Bechtel, Network Rail and CH2M. She is passionate about building and developing teams and ensuring people are treated with respect and comfortable being honest and open.
Tom is an experienced Finance Director. He joined CPMS in 2018, having worked for over 15 years in small and large businesses across a wide range of industries including Financial Services, Property, Leisure and Business Services. Tom specialises in advising companies with active shareholders and investors.
Adeline joined CPMS in March 2020 after spending 20 years within one of Britain’s leading rolling stock companies, first as lead lawyer of their European business and then as General Counsel for 10 years. In 2012, Adeline founded Women in Rail, a charity which purpose is to improve gender balance, diversity and inclusion in the UK railway sector, an agenda she is passionate about.
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Andy joined CPMS in 2013, and has worked in the rail industry for 16 years, first at London Underground and then at Network Rail and with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers where he delivered complex multi-disciplinary rail projects. Andy is passionate about project management and is a strong supporter of the Association of Project Management.
Brett is an experienced Project Manager with over 8 years industry experience, in both client and consultancy organisations. During this time, Brett has worked on a wide variety of complex multi-discipline projects and is an advocate for collaborative working as the route to timely, safe and value for money delivery. Brett also has a BSc in Business Management and is the CPMS regional lead for the Western & Wales region.
A dynamic and capable individual, Darryl brings a breadth of consultancy, project management and project controls capability that allows him to make a difference in a wide range of roles, sectors, and operational grades. With over a decade working in industry leading Infrastructure projects, ranging from Network Rail’s Thameslink programme to introducing supplier management programmes at Sellafield, Darryl operates as a team player or team leader handling engagement at all managerial levels. A proactive, innovative, and friendly approach combined with a level head and an eye for detail means Darryl has successfully managed portfolios of works ranging from £500k to more than £1.8bn. On each commission the target is the same – safe, successful, timely on budget delivery.
Debbie has worked as a Sustainability and Environment Manager in the UK construction industry for over 20 years. She started her career in 1997 at Laing Technology Group (Laing Construction) as Senior Environment Manager. From there, she went onto co-found the Environmental Unit at Schofield Lothian where she stayed until 2016 before joining Carillion Rail as Regional Sustainability and Assurance Manager. In 2018, she founded her own consultancy company, DB Sustainable Consulting, and in January 2021, joined CPMS – Egis as Head of Sustainability and Environment.
Debbie has extensive technical knowledge and experience in a wide range of sustainability and environmental issues, having worked in housing development, highways and multidisciplinary rail projects such as the Midland Mainline Electrification and the award-winning Thameslink Programme.
At CPMS-Egis, Debbie has been involved in the Project Support Services Framework with Network Rail. She also recently delivered an on-line interactive workshop on social value for the SPL Powerlines Ltd and Network Rail KO1A Midland Mainline Electrification team, for whom she is now developing a social value management plan.
Within CPMS, Debbie is developing a strategy to help embed sustainability within each team, thus ensuring positive outcomes for projects on key issues such as carbon, biodiversity, circular economy and social value and support the business reduce its own carbon footprint.
Debbie is a member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and a Chartered Environmentalist. In 2016, she was voted one of the 20 Most Inspirational Women in UK Rail by Women in Rail and was also Highly Commended at the Rail Business Awards 2018 in the Women in Rail category.
James is a leading Project Manager with experience delivering complex multidiscipline projects safely, to budget and programme. Effective at building strong relationships with key stakeholders and influencing critical decisions. Motivated by a challenge and leading people to deliver their best in testing situations. Strategically focused, recognising the need for and instigating change where required and robustly protecting project’s commercial and schedule position.
Martin is an effective enabler of change, guiding people and organisations through the implementation of new technology solutions and business processes. Martin is a results orientated programme and project management professional with expertise in Enterprise Asset Management. Able to deliver complex change projects, he has a flair for engaging teams and varied stakeholders, as well as ensuring a focus on significant efficiency improvements. Martin’s strengths are his ability to combine a coordinated approach to planning with knowledge of all aspects of project implementation, creating robust and sustainable asset management solutions.
Chris is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry, with an MEng Architectural Engineering from University of Leeds. Skilled in project management, structural and civil engineering, and design management. Chris has ten years’ experience working at engineering consultancy, followed by five years focused on the rail at both client and delivery organisations. A passionate advocate for collaborative working Chris enjoys working closely with clients, stakeholders, and project teams to find solutions through integrated multidisciplinary design.
Antony is an MEng Civil Engineering graduate with 10 years’ experience in the rail industry, predominantly in permanent way renewals. Antony has progressed from a Graduate Engineer to now working within CPMS as an Engineering and Design Manager. Antony has extensive experience of working for key industry clients such as London Underground and Nexus. Antony loves the pressure and planning of engineering work in weekend possessions.
Rob joined CPMS in 2015, having 19 years of client and contractor facing experience within the Rail, Water, Civil and Infrastructure sectors. Rob’s first appointment at CPMS was as lead of the Anglia Electrification Portfolio. Rob is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an Accredited NEC Project Manager.