SRL Traffic Systems strengthens its team with a number of senior board and management positions
The last six months at SRL Traffic Systems has been a period of tremendous change and growth. We’ve made several senior appointments to strengthen SRL’s management team and continue our investment in the future growth of the business.
So I wanted to take this moment to reflect on these changes and to formally welcome our new colleagues and to showcase and celebrate the considerable expertise and capabilities they bring to SRL.
Sat Dhaiwal Non-Executive Chairman
Sat joined SRL as our Non-Executive Chairman in September 2019. Sat is an experienced business leader and rental industry expert with over 25 years’ senior management experience providing strategic and operational leadership.
Sat has held Executive Director positions with FTSE-100 companies and is recognised across Europe as playing a leading role in the development of the equipment rental and wider construction industry.
Sat is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with an exceptional record of supporting business growth both organically and through acquisition. We’re delighted therefore to welcome him to SRL. His clear vision and sharp business instincts are already proving valuable to help us shape our business strategy.
Mike Marrison Chief Financial Officer
We were delighted that Mike Marrison joined SRL’s management team in September 2019 as our Chief Financial Officer. Mike has over 25 years’ experience in senior financial roles specialising in performance improvement, M&A activity, change management, restricting, acquisitions and business growth. Mike has substantial experience in private equity-backed businesses and his track record and expertise is going to be crucial in our future growth. Mike is full of energy, quickly instils confidence, effective relationships and high performing teams. We’ve seen this already. Welcome on board Mike.
Andy Wortley Chief Information Officer
Andy Wortley brings over 35 years’ experience of both rental companies and their suppliers to SRL. 19 years of that experience includes running one of the largest IT estates in the industry. His knowledge of rental companies, rental software, IT management and software development is second to none. He was part of the Executive Team that grew A-Plant to a 450m company in the last 17 years. It’s great to have you on the management team, Andy.
Tim Smith Group Financial Controller
2020 started well for SRL with the appointment of Tim Smith as Group Financial Controller. Tim started his career as an Information Scientist with Thomson-Reuters in 2001 before joining Deloitte’s audit division and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. Tim spent four years in the oil industry before joining private equity-backed software business Kirona Solutions as Financial Controller where he worked closely with Mike Marrison. Tim was a key player in the successful integration of the Kirona business into the Advanced Group. We’ve got a great financial partnership in Mike and Tim.
Nichola Huddlestone Management Accountant
Further strengthening our finance team, SRL appointed Nichola Huddlestone in February 2020. Nichola is an experienced management accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry, latterly with Kirona. Nichola’s skills in management accounts, financial variance analysis, managerial finance, payroll, credit control, purchase ledger, VAT and PAYE, will ensure that SRL is kept in good financial order.
Mark Gordon ESH&Q Manager
Mark was appointed as SRL’s ESH&Q Manager in December 2019 to ensure legal and regulatory compliance for all SRL depots and offices throughout the UK and Ireland. We are looking to Mark to improve SRL’s management systems and to implement ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and ISO45001 standards. Mark has NEBOSH qualifications and is a technical member of IOSH. Mark brings a wide range of experience in the industry, most recently as a National Safety Manager responsible for the UK and Ireland for a major national rental company. It’s great to be able to welcome Mark to SRL.
Nick Yardley Technical Manager
Nick Yardley joined SRL as our Technical Manager in January 2020. Nick brings a wealth of ITS industry experience working in the UK and UAE, joining us after six years with Motus Traffic. His skill set is predominantly around traffic signal engineering and he has worked on various high profile projects around the world including the Dartford Crossing Intelligent signal system, Tower Bridge London intelligent signal system for raising and lowering the bridge and Dubai tram project and Dubai airport shuttle bus management system. We are delighted that Nick has joined SRL and welcome his expertise and experience in the industry which will be a great asset to the team.
Tony Logan Head of ITS
We welcomed Tony in May 2020, an exciting addition for SRL to really expand our VMS division. Tony is a well-known ITS industry expert and we’re delighted he’s joined SRL. Previously Tony worked for Redflex, directing growth strategies of Home Office approved and international regulatory digital traffic enforcement systems and solutions. Tony also worked at Swarco leading the market introduction and managerial operation of Mobile ITS Traffic Technology Products and UTMC software applications for smart motorways and smart cities.
Caroline Walton VMS Manager (Southern Region)
And finally, I’d like to welcome Caroline Walton as VMS Manager for the Southern Region who joins us this month. Caroline has over 14 years’ experience working in the VMS industry working as an Account Manager for VMS for Clancy Plant Hire and prior to this, for Mobile Traffic Solutions. This experience and knowledge of VMS will support Tony’s vision to grow the VMS team here at SRL.
It’s a pleasure to welcome you all to SRL Traffic Systems.