From the Board of Directors, through its senior management and beyond, the dedication of all of our staff to playing their part in achieving the company’s goals is remarkable.
Tony Rieger Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Tony is an experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director with over 25 years’ experience in a wide range of businesses in the UK and the Benelux countries.
Tony has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Group since 2011, and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of ReadyPower Rail Services Ltd (since February 2017) and a retained adviser to De Boer Structures (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of De Boer B.V., where he was Group Chairman and also an interim CEO (all since 2003). Previously Tony was CEO and/or Non-Executive Chairman of fifteen private equity backed businesses.
Tony was involved as a director in one of the first dual listings in London and Amsterdam in 1988, following which he spent time working as a turnaround CEO before moving to chairman roles, frequently in challenging business environments. He acts as an advisor to a number of private equity houses and lending banks, particularly with respect to potential acquisitions and disposals.
Chris Chidley Chief Executive Officer
Chris has been the Chief Executive of SPS since 2004 when he led the Aberdeen Asset Management backed buyout of Driver Hire Group Services. Chris then further invested in the Group through the LDC backed secondary buy out in 2011.
Previously, Chris has held a variety of international senior strategy, business development and M&A positions working for General Electric in Belgium, Canada and Mexico and for Kingston Communications in the UK. Chris qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1992.
Paul McNulty Chief Financial Officer
Paul joined SPS as Chief Financial Officer in January 2016 and is responsible for the Group’s finance function. He has over 20 years of industry experience having held multiple finance roles gained in a variety of industries.
This included 7 years in the recruitment sector, latterly as Finance Director of McGinley Human Resources. Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1995.