Find out who the team are behind SPS. Meet our Senior Leadership Team.
Managing Director Simon Cursio, has over 20 years experience in the transport industry. Simon joined the business in 2018. His vision is for for SPS to be “the leading choice for specialist passenger transportation” and to bring the skills and knowledge of our people to grow the business beyond Hinkley Point C.
“I joined Somerset Passenger Solutions in 2018 and I am really pleased to see the development of our business through our people, which in turn helps achieve a consistently excellent service standard to our clients and passengers. Bringing job, career and personal development opportunities to our local community is central to what we do.
We are very proud at SPS to work so closely to the Hinkley Point C construction project and play our part in securing the future energy needs of the UK. SPS is a people and learning culture based business. Having our business aligned to such a prestigious and safety orientated client means we are well positioned to continue to grow and offer highly innovative, customer centric solutions beyond Somerset”.
Simon Mohammad is our Operations Director having joined SPS in 2021 from First Hampshire, Dorset and Berkshire.
Simon is a highly skilled operator and people focused leader and has a wealth of passenger transport experience spanning over 20 years from both commercial and municipal operations.
“I am delighted to be part of the team here at SPS and to contribute to the building of Hinkley Point C, the largest construction project in Europe. SPS are a truly progressive and forward-thinking company and Im proud to be a part of it”.
Jess Ingram, People Director, joined SPS in December 2020 as our HR Manager and has over 20 years of People Management and HR experience. Previously from a retail background, Jess has brought a wealth of practical experience to improve the Colleague experience and make SPS a truly People Centric business.
Jess has a passion for People Development and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and her vision is to ensure that all colleagues feel welcome, included and that they can bring their true selves to work without fear.
“I am so proud to be leading the People Agenda for SPS and am determined to use my position to improve working lives for our Colleagues; through a positive culture, great people development and consistent and fair processes. Working closely with both the Hinkley Point C project and First Bus is such a fantastic way for us to create opportunities for our colleagues and build sustainable future skills and careers. With such great people and teams around us, we can achieve so much and I am inspired every day by the dedication and commitment they show, to help us deliver such an important contribution to the success of the HPC project”.
Head of business services
Martin Webb is our Head of Business Services and joined SPS in 2021 having worked regionally and nationally gaining valuable experience in a wide range of sectors including Telecommunications, Construction and Social Housing.
Martin and his team support the organisation in all matters; safety, health, environmental, security, emergency preparedness and facilities.
“We continually work to develop a positive culture at SPS, empowering and developing our colleagues to embrace safe and sustainable working practices at deliver an outstanding service and ensure everyone goes home safely everyday”.
Head of Engineering
David Porter, Head of Engineering, has been with SPS since 2020 and has over 45 years’ experience in bus engineering, and has worked in many engineering management roles during this time.
David is responsible for ensuring that the engineering team provide our operational colleagues with sufficient safe and reliable vehicles, to meet their operational requirement, on each and every occasion.
We have a small team of dedicated engineers, and our intention is simple, to be the best that we can be at all times and meaningfully contribute to this incredible HPC project.
Jenny Macleod joined SPS in June 2021 and has an enabling role supporting all the teams within SPS to deliver projects, plans and initiatives which will see SPS grow and develop.
Jenny joined the FirstBus Graduate Management Scheme straight from University in 1996. She spent most of her career in First’s West of England Business in various roles including General Manager and Operations Director. Jenny’s most recent role before joining SPS was as Operational Improvement Manager for First UK Bus, supporting Operating Company teams in embedding best practice processes to deliver improved business performance and ultimately profit.
“SPS is like nowhere I’ve worked before in terms of energy and enthusiasm to try out new ideas. My aim is to ensure that no good idea goes unnoticed or untried and we continue to evaluate what makes our business thrive so we never get complacent and always strive to be the best”.