Mark Cusack

Mark is a Chartered Surveyor having started his career in civil engineering in the 1980s with Tarmac Construction, which later became more familiar as Carillion PLC. He has progressed up the corporate ladder to more recently hold Regional Commercial Manager roles and Director positions with key UK railway organisations. Mark has been a ‘Railwayman’ since the mid 1990s, starting in P-Way renewals, both S&C and plain-line, before moving into the signalling sector in 2001.

Within the signalling environment, Mark has supported the installation and testing activities of a major signalling tier one contractor and was commercially responsible for major re-signalling schemes across the Midlands, North and Scotland regions. Mark is a hands-on professional with a real passion for signalling. He brings expertise in the field of commercial, contractual and business management, which complement those of the management team.

As Commercial Director of TICS, Mark is focusing on increasing customer service, developing business systems and processes, and increasing growth for the business.

Steve Brookes

Steve as the Testing Director is responsible for all testing within TICS and the three testing offices under his control. He is a professional engineer with extensive experience of the testing and commissioning of major signalling projects both in the UK and abroad. Steven is an IRSE licensed Tester in Charge (Major Works) and Functional Tester, having implemented numerous major schemes, and is also a competent Principle Tester who carries out numerous simple principle testing roles. Well experienced in managing all levels of staff, with a particular skill for resolving problems between the various disciplines, Steve has more than 30 years’ experience in the rail industry.

Mark Rathbone

Mark has worked in the design, testing and commissioning of major and minor signalling projects within the UK since the 1980s and is a member of the IRSE. He is a licensed Principles/Verifier Designer with a secondary role as Signalling Functional Tester. He has experience in all phases of project delivery, from feasibility through design to implementation.

Mark is the Design Director for TICS, based at York. He is responsible for managing design packages as well as detailed engineering duties for projects within the signalling design office. These duties include estimating, resource management and staff development. He is also responsible for maintaining the continued success of TICS’ design function, both in terms of quality and stability, by ensuring strict adherence to quality and safety procedures whilst striving to meet project delivery deadlines and budget targets.

Rod Price

Rod joined British Rail in 1960 and has worked continually within the signal engineering discipline, with more than 40 years’ experience of signalling design, testing and commissioning of major projects within the UK. He is an IRSE licensed Principles Tester, with experience of all phases of both small and major projects, from feasibility to implementation.

Additionally, Rod is a registered Incorporated Engineer [I.Eng], a Fellow of the IRSE [FIRSE] and a corporate member of the IIE [MIIE], plus a member of the Network Rail’s Typical Circuits Group and Signalling Principles Committee.

Rod is TICS’ Signalling Standards Engineer. He is responsible for producing and updating internal design and testing procedures and for ensuring that all staff adhere to and are briefed on new and/or revised internal procedures, as well as Railway Group and Network Rail Company Standards. He is also an IRSE Workplace and Competence Assessor.

Tony Brabbs

Tony has worked in design, testing and commissioning and project engineering of major signalling projects both in the UK and Europe since the 1970s. He has, on many occasions, carried out the role of D & C Engineer whilst seconded to Network Rail. Tony is an IRSE licensed Tester in Charge (major works) and a Principles Tester with a wealth of experience in both design and testing activities. He is a Fellow of the IRSE.

Tony is the Professional Head of Signalling for TICS. He is responsible for technical / engineering guidance to both the design and test functions ensuring that statutory, Railway Group and company standards and procedures are correctly interpreted and complied with. He is also an IRSE Workplace Assessor.

Bob Brown

Working in the rail industry in various disciplines since the 1980s, Bob is a qualified and licensed complex TIC. These duties include quality, safety, adherence to standards and delivery within financial and time constraints.

Bob is also the Scheme Manager for Trackwork Licencing and runs the IRSE licencing agency on behalf of TICS. He is also an IRSE Workplace and Competence Assessor.

Darren Wigham

Darren has over 15 years experience in Signal Maintenance and Signal Works Testing.  He is a licenced Tester in Charge and the Senior Test & Commissioning Engineer for Doncaster.

He is responsible for the management and direction of Doncaster Testing staff in all facets of signal testing. As Test & Commissioning Engineer his role includes estimating, resource management and staff development within the Test & Commissioning Department.  These duties also include quality, safety, adherence to standards and delivery within financial and time constraints.


Gavin Richardson

As Design Manager for TICS, Gavin is responsible for providing technical and engineering guidance to the design function of the business, ensuring that company standards are correctly interpreted and implemented, as well as taking care of statutory and Railway Group standards and procedures. He is also responsible for technical content of design packages, budget holding and resource allocation for various projects within design discipline.

Gavin has over 20 years’ experience of design, testing and commissioning, gained from a wide range of major signalling projects within the UK. He is a Principles Designer/Verifier, with experience of all project phases, from feasibility to design and implementation. He also holds works testing qualifications, including modules 5, 3C, 4 and 3BL testing.

Andy Barkway

Andy Barkway is part of the Project Team based in York.  He leads the PM delivery of several multi-disciplinary signalling projects, being accountable for their performance in line with programme schedules and budget restrictions. Establishes and builds relationships with clients, suppliers and internal stakeholders.  Provides direction and control to establish and maintain project deliverables. All the time ensuring that all safety, quality, cost and programme targets are met, in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.