“Our people are our greatest asset, their exceptional expertise and knowledge is what makes tusp an outstanding place to work”
People are what makes tusp great, we have a track record that speaks for itself, in terms of delighted clients and exceptional results.
Our people are an amazing source of knowledge, experience and understanding. We build fantastic relationships, enabling our clients to benefit from a friendly collaborative environment where our expertise in controlling projects, planning, delivery and giving absolute cost certainty is second to none.
Our people are the best in the industry, they demonstrate this on a daily basis through delivery and the generation of delighted clients. We have a team of experts bringing know-how from major projects and business around the world, including, transport, aviation, highways, civils, power, construction and nuclear, together with our ability to gain valuable and enviable input from our vast global network.
tusp want to create a lasting impression, a legacy, one that improves, enhances and connects communities. One that our people and their families will point to with pride, tusp can truly make a difference in this modern and inspiring world.
Richard D Smith - Richard is responsible for our global business activity. Twenty years top table working with world-leading companies enables Richard to rapidly assemble leading industry specialists to tackle deeply ingrained, uniquely framed, business or project challenges. Having previously worked on a number of interesting innovative projects. The management of a programme or project is his forte, he has carried out numerous reviews and subsequent recoveries.
Steve Hobden - Our other founding partner, Steve’s reputation and standing is built on a record of delivering innovative, progressive change across a spectrum of asset-intensive industries. His breadth of board level working and range of business contacts underpins his responsibility for the delivery of our international consulting activity.
Dave Ward OBE - Dave's standing as an internationally renowned transport expert was endorsed in 2014 by the award of his OBE. His strategic and operational skills being widely employed across the UK’s most complex and costly transport challenges. His global reputation is founded on 35 years of leadership experience, culminating in his responsibility for 5 London Terminals, 2000 staff and a £1b budget.
David Wilks - David has over 36 years’ experience working within the railway industry having held a number of senior engineering, management and leadership roles. He possesses extensive experience in asset management, infrastructure maintenance, railway operations, strategic and change management programmes. He has proven track record in getting results through the development of teams and introducing major change programmes effectively and to demanding time-scales.
Roger Dickinson - Roger’s career in Rail commenced in 1973 for British Rail, where he has gained an extensive understanding of the Rail business and complex industry over the years, in many locations throughout the UK. He has worked in various challenging Director roles within the railway industry, including supporting the development of Network Rail as a modern railway business.
Chris Baines - Chris is an established executive who has operated at a senior level within a number of public and private sector organisations. He is committed to achieving a high level of client satisfaction with each project he undertakes. He possesses an expert level of knowledge concerning the Rail, Construction and Utilities sectors.
Toyin Davies FIMechE, FAPM - Toyin is one of tusp’s Senior Consultants, she has a particularly strong background in the delivery of Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Projects, across both the UK and Europe (such as stations redevelopment, Line speed upgrades, railway resignalling, depot upgrades; service control centre; Rolling Stock Infrastructure compatibility; vehicle change; train maintenance, reliability, testing and commissioning). She has worked on some of the largest projects in Europe such as Victoria Line Upgrade, Euro tunnel, Arlanda Rail Link, Thameslink and more recently HS2.
Catriona McIntyre - Catriona is a pragmatic, experienced HR and business consultant with a commercial and practical approach who builds outstanding relationships at all levels. She is a strategic thinker with excellent communication, influencing and change management skills. A real benefit to any organisation who will hit the ground running and therefore will add instant value.
Bob Hazell - Now delivering major project reviews and investigations, Bob is an industry respected railway infrastructure engineer with 40 years’ experience of asset management including expertise in track and infrastructure maintenance as well as track design and track renewals. With an extensive career in UK rail, he has evolved and been a part of the evolution of the network.
Malcolm Thomson - Malcolm is a highly experienced safety and rail industry professional, he has operated at the highest levels during his career, in recent years he has held senior health and safety positions with Network Rail. Malcolm thrives on generating improvements and freely shares his vast industry knowledge in request to improve the industry and ensure we learn lessons from accidents and incidents.
David Smith - David has been successfully involved in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at a Senior Strategic level within many International Blue Chip manufacturing companies having operated in the UK, Europe and the USA. For many years he has been developing his enthusiastic and motivational approach to bring modern procurement process changes.
Pieter Esbach - Pieter is an experienced Rail and Construction executive. Having over 20 years’ experience in the successful delivery of major rail projects and framework contracts in the UK and 12 years prior to that in the construction industry. Pieter is an expert concerning all things rail. He has a broad range of technical skills and excels in managing multidisciplinary teams. A highly focused individual with a proven track record of exceeding targets and managing change in challenging, safety critical asset management businesses.
Mark Gore - An established, senior executive with proven expertise in strategic planning, change management and collaborative leadership gained as Commander and Chief of the Metropolitan Police and as the Head of National Transport Coordination Centre London 2012 Games. Responsible for the management of major critical incidents across London and the operational command for both planned and unplanned events.