Chris Hyman CBE - Chairman


Chris was appointed Chairman of CPS when it was bought by Privet Capital LLP in 2016.

Chris has extensive sector experience in running businesses in defence, transport, government outsourcing, education, healthcare and science. He was the Group CEO of Serco, a FTSE 100 business, with £5bn annual turnover in 40 countries and 130,000 staff, with a 20 year compound growth in turnover and profit over 15%. Chris also has a long experience of bidding for and buying loss making/under-performing businesses and with excellent record of turning them around to long term profitability.

In addition, Chris was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2010 and is an Ambassador for the Prince of Wales, having chaired his charity, IKD, of which he now sits on the International Board.

Chris is a Chartered Accountant, trained and qualified with Arthur Andersen and studied at Durban Howard College and Harvard Business School.


Jim Richards
Peter Holden

Peter Holden - Non-Executive Board Member


Peter stepped in as Interim Chief Executive Officer of CPS on 18 May 2017 and held this position until Adam Lawrence was appointed in October 2017. Peter is a former military officer, and has over 20 years' experience in the service industry, during which time he ran a large division with over 7000 staff. During his career he has been Strategy Director for a FTSE 100 business and has worked with Privet Capital across their portfolio for a number of years, including a period as Managing Director of another manufacturing business. Following Adam Lawrence's appointment Peter is now a Non-Executive Board Member of CPS.


Adam Lawrence - Chief Executive Officer


Adam joins CPS from The Royal Mint where he has served as Chief Executive between 2011 and summer 2017. During this time, Adam led the business through a period of transformational development. Prior to joining The Royal Mint in 2008 as Director of Finance, Adam held senior positions with Catalent Pharmaceuticals and its predecessor businesses in Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and holds an MBA from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.


Adam Lawrence
Jim Richards

Jim Richards - Business Development Director & Head of Software Solutions


Jim joined CPS in September 2016 and is responsible for all sales, business development, marketing and commercial related activities as well as our software solutions. Jim has over 15 years of sales, strategic business development and senior leadership experience, of which 10 years was spent within De La Rue Identity Systems working closely with Governments globally to deliver world class, innovative and complex solutions.

Jim has most recently been working as a Regional Managing Director for Digital Barriers; a specialist provider of advanced surveillance technologies to the international security and defence markets. Jim also spent over 10 years serving as an Officer in the British Army.


Martin Hobhouse - Strategic Accounts & High Speed Product Strategy Director


Martin has over twenty years experience in the cash processing industry having joined the Cash Systems division of De La Rue in 1995. After an initial period as Sales Director, Martin held a number of senior leadership positions including the roles of Commercial, Service and Implementation Directors. Martin has been involved in all aspects of the CPS portfolio and is well regarded within the industry for his extensive industry knowledge and long standing industry relationships. Martin is now Strategic Accounts & High Speed Product Strategy Director.


Martin Hobhouse
Dara Beggan

Dara Beggan - Service Director


Dara has worked with CPS since 1990, first as manager of the Irish business, then as European Service Director and, since January 2016, as Global Service Director.

Dara has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the cash processing industry, and as a regional manager for De La Rue Currency he also brings an in-depth knowledge of banknotes and the total cash cycle. Originally qualifying in Electronic Engineering and later obtaining a Masters in Business Administration, Dara’s focus is on driving operational performance in field service, motivating and developing our service teams, delivering critical value to our client base and developing innovative service solutions, including some of the largest support contracts for CPS across the globe.


Darren Wick - Operations & Supply Chain Director


Darren joined CPS in his current role in February 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the full operations and supply chain process for all CPS products.

Darren has more than 15 years experience in manufacturing and held senior positions in global sourcing, supply chain, program management and operations management. Prior to joining CPS he was Program and Supply Chain Director at Analogic, a medical and security products manufacturer, where he managed the transfer and localisation of medical equipment production lines from the United States to a purpose built facility in China. Darren has also held roles in the automotive and industrial sectors where he established international purchasing offices in China and India.


Darren Wick
Andrew Crawshaw

Andrew Crawshaw - Chief Financial Officer


Andrew joined CPS in May 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Andrew has held senior finance positions at Mitie Group plc, Serco Group plc and British Airways, in both divisional and group leadership roles. Earlier in his career, Andrew has lived and worked in Russia and America after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London.


Ian McCagherty - Chief Operating Officer


Ian, who joined CPS in April 2017, is responsible for business support functions and internal projects. He brings over fifteen years experience of business leadership and transformation, including senior positions working for listed companies and major consultancies such as British Airways, British Telecom, Serco, KPMG and Deloitte. Ian started his professional career with Unilever where he qualified as a management accountant.


Ian McCagherty