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 started her career at Bechtel, where she undertook many roles in HR and certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, after which Alex became the Career Development Programme Manager and HR Manager of the Construction function in Europe and the Middle East. There, she developed HR processes and created a Career Development Programme that expanded across the business.
In 2012, Alex joined Network Rail as HR project Manager. She quickly progressed to Lead HR Business Partner, leading a team of four HR professionals. She drove and implemented the organisation’s people plan, covering a wide range of business and people issues, including talent, succession, workforce planning and development.
Alex left Network Rail in 2016 to take on roles at CH2M before joining CPMS in 2018 as HR Director.
“I joined CPMS because I wanted to play a bigger role than just HR, I wanted to make a difference to individuals and to the business and to see the changes I had recommended come to life.”
At CPMS, Alex not only leads a very busy HR team, she also co-Chairs the EDI and the Community Kindness Groups, ensuring that the company’s diverse and inclusive culture continues to be fostered throughout all the business.
Alex was instrumental in ensuring the Egis acquisition offered a wide range of career enhancement benefits for CPMS employees whilst at the same time preserving the collegial and inclusive culture of the business.
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 is Head of Programme and Project Management at CPMS – Egis and has 17 years project management experience on the railway.
Andy started his career in 2004 at Metronet Rail where he was responsible for the modernisation of London Underground Stations. In 2007, he joined Network Rail as Project Manager on the Thameslink Programme, responsible for a portfolio of multi-discipline projects.
Andy then took up Project Manager roles at C Spencer Limited and then Aspin Foundations Limited before joining CPMS in 2017 to work as Project Manager on the Gospel Oak to Barking Electrification project. In the years that followed, he progressed to Senior Project Manager roles and, in 2019, was appointed Head of Programme and Project Management.
As Head of PPM, Andy leads a team of highly skilled and experienced project managers. He and his team have been involved in a number of complex multi-discipline projects delivering value for money for our Clients.
Commenting on the future, Andy says: “The Programme and Project Management service group consists of extremely talented individuals who have the ability and depth of experience to overcome any challenge. The Egis acquisition will further strengthen our position in the market and offering to our Clients”.
Brett started his career in the railway in 2012 as a Graduate with Network Rail, IP Wales. In 2015, he joined IP Anglia as a Project Manager where he was involved in leading and delivering a series of high profile and complex projects, including the Gospel Oak to Barking Electrification project.
Brett joined CPMS in 2017 and in 2019 was appointed as Regional Lead for the Western and Wales region. He has spent the last 2 years successfully developing the CPMS Wales/Cymru office, building a strong team and creating strategic alliances with key stakeholders such as Transport for Wales.
Since launching, Brett and his team have delivered engineering consultancy, commercial and project management services on high profile projects such as the Core Valley Lines transformation (South Wales Metro) and the Wales and Borders Station Improvement Programme. More recently, Brett led the successful bid by CPMS to secure a winning a place on the new SEWTAPS framework, enabling CPMS direct access to public sector organisations across Wales.
“I am really proud of what we have achieved in Wales and I am really looking forward to continue to expand our footprint in Wales and work on exciting projects that boost the region’s economy. My greatest satisfaction however has been to be able to create opportunities for young people in Wales during the pandemic. We offered two graduate scheme roles in 2020 and, this year, a 6-month paid work placement for a long-term unemployed candidate. All are now an integral part of the team, working with me alongside key projects.”
With a decade of experience in rail starting in 2006 on Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme Darryl has managed track, civils, E&P, OLE, signalling and level crossing projects, including harnessing the skills needed to introduce new technologies onto the network.
Alongside heavy rail Darryl has also worked on the Tyne & Wear Metro. Working as the Group Project Manager for the Signalling & Telecoms portfolio Darryl managed successful project delivery and helped Nexus create an internal delivery team.
2012 saw a move to Turner & Townsend as Project Controls Manager to gain valuable cross sector experience and enhance Darryl’s planning, cost, earned value and risk management skills.
Joining CPMS in 2017 Darryl has brought his experience to grow both Project Controls and regional capability and is currently on secondment with Network Rail on the Intelligent Infrastructure programme.
“I’m proud of the services CPMS provides to our clients thanks to the great people we have and our commitment to simplify the complex using our skills and best tools on the market.”
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 graduate from UCL and holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management.
He started his career in the railway in 2010 when he joined Network Rail as Scheme Project Manager to work on the North West Electrification, managing a team to deliver the £30m Phase 1 multidisciplinary design and build project for the new OLE from Manchester to Newton-le-Willows.
In 2012, James was appointed Project Manager on the Thameslink Programme where he led the delivery of the £90m design and build of new sidings at Cricklewood and Peterborough, including the complete signalling re-control of the area.
James joined CPMS in 2015, first as Project Manager and then, in 2018, as Senior Project Manager. For the last 6 years, James has worked on a wide range of complex multi-disciplinary CPMS projects, with values ranging from £20m to £300m. These have included, to name only a few, [delivering] the E&P portfolio across the Anglia route and supporting the delivery of the London Borough of Enfield’s PMO outputs of the Meridian Water Capacity Increase project.
James was appointed Regional Lead for the Eastern Region in June 2020.
“I have huge ambition for CPMS Eastern. I thoroughly enjoyed working with London Borough of Enfield and industry partners including NR, DfT and MHCLG on the Meridian Water project and can’t wait to bring our expertise, experience and collaborative working method to other local authorities and third parties and help them work in and around the railway and achieve their goals for the benefit of their communities.”
Martin started his career in the railways in 2013 as Project Manager at Network Rail. There, he successfully delivered a £3.5M Decision Support Tool for Operational Property.
Martin was promoted to Programme Manager in 2016, where he was put in charge of the “Decision Support Tool” workstream of the £325M business change programme, Offering Rail Better Information Services (ORBIS). With a programme budget of £22M, the “Decision Support Tool” workstream developed digital asset management tools across track, signalling, electrical power and level crossings disciplines.
Martin joined Atkins in 2018 and for the next 2 years worked as the Head of Digital Asset Management for their Middle East business.
In 2020, Martin was successfully approached by Damien Gent to join the CPMS Infrastructure Team as Head of Analytics and Asset Management.
“Joining CPMS – Egis, I was attracted by the talent and enthusiasm of the team across all levels of the business. We have ambitious goals and I am 100% confident we have the right people to achieve them!”
Chris holds a MEng Architectural Engineering from Leeds University and has over 15 years’ experience delivering complex structural and civil engineering and design management projects across a wide range of sectors, including residential, commercial, education and leisure.
Chris started his career in the railway in 2015 at Transport for London where he provided project management and engineering services to SWIP, the in-house Principal Contractor for TfL, supporting the delivery of capital works across the London Underground and TfL network, including the Rickmansworth bridge replacement, Deep Tube Upgrade Programme (DTUP) Control Centre feasibility, and several station works improvement programmes.
In 2017, Chris took a role at the Spencer Group, working as the design civil and structural CRE on the LOTrain depot upgrades at Chingford and Willesden and as design manager for Cambridge depot upgrades, including the replacement of the Mill Road Bridge in 2019.
Chris joined CPMS in March 2020 as Head of Design and Development and was immediately heavily involved in the completion of Phase 2 of the Meridian Water Capacity Increase Project led by the London Borough of Enfield. This included completion of GRIP 2 design to achieve the approval for the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline ‘decision to design’ gateway.
For the last 7 years, Chris has also been a lecturer in the fourth-year course ‘Studies in Advanced Structural Design’, part of Environmental & Technical Studies, at the Architectural Association, focusing on design with advanced timber.
“Climate crisis demands that engineers and built environment professional challenge the existing status quo to create net zero world. I am excited to be part of that process to help shape programmes and projects for Clients at CPMS-Egis.”
Antony holds an MEng Civil Engineering degree from Newcastle University and has over 12 years’ experience working on project delivery within the rail sector, predominately on renewals and enhancements of Permanent Way and Civil Engineering assets.
Antony started his career at Nexus in 2009 as a Civil Engineer on their Graduate Scheme. There, he worked as Project Engineer, and subsequently Project Manager, on the Civil Engineering and Permanent Way renewals programme for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Most notably, in 2013 Antony worked as Project Manager on a 28-day blockade, 2.6km twin-track and drainage renewal scheme through the central artery of the system into Newcastle City Centre.
In 2016, Antony took a role as Construction Engineer for Transport for London, working within the Ballasted track department for Track Delivery Unit, the in-house permanent way construction contractor for TfL. In this role, Antony worked on an on-going programme of depot track renewals and enhancements across the London Underground network, leading the planning, engineering and construction of plain line and S&C heavy maintenance and renewals projects. His projects included S&C crossover renewal to connect lines to Network Rail infrastructure at Ruislip Depot, installation of new track fan arrangement at Ealing Common Depot as part of 4LM enhancement works and level crossing replacement within Ruislip Depot, to a modern pre-cast concrete panel system, which was a first for London Underground.
Antony joined CPMS as Project Manager in 2018 and has since been promoted to Head of Engineering and Construction, following successful commissions with Abellio Group Greater Anglia on Wickford Station extension, Eurostar R2 depot upgrades and Construction and Engineering support to Taziker on Wheel Timber renewals at Manea.
“Our Construction team prides itself on offering a flexible and collaborative service to meet client needs for their projects. Our objective is to provide a Tier 1 contractor professional standard of service within the rail construction market, further down the supply chain, offering contract management, direct delivery and resource provision or a combination of these services.”
Rob has over 19 years client and contractor facing experience within the Rail, Water, Civil and Infrastructure sectors.
He started his career in 2003 at May Gurney Ltd as Assistant Quantity Surveyor and then Senior Quantity Surveyor.
In 2013, he joined Network Rail as Senior Commercial Manager where he successively worked on the delivery of the CP4 and CP5 investment Infrastructure Projects in Anglia and led teams on the Overhead Line Electrification and E&P Anglia portfolio of works.
Rob joined CPMS in 2019 to lead the Anglia Electrification Portfolio and has since led a number of high-profile projects for the business, including Great Eastern OLE, Shenfield to Southend Victoria and Paddington Bakerloo Line Station Upgrade.
Commenting on the acquisition of CPMS by Egis, Rob said “This provides a fantastic opportunity for our people to develop and grow across a wider and more diverse range of sectors and, as a business, to deliver our collaborative, challenging and value for money core principles on a global platform”.