Tracsis, Leeds transport data firm, appoints new chair

Jill Easterbrook

Leeds-based transport data analytics firm Tracsis plc announced that Jill Easterbrook will be appointed non-executive chair of the board from September 1, 2023.

Easterbrook joined Tracsis as a non-executive director in October 2022 and is currently chair of the remuneration committee. She is non-executive chair of Headland Consultancy and is a non-executive director on the boards of FTSE 100 companies Auto Trader Group plc and Ashtead Group plc, as well as international household brands company UP Global Sourcing Holdings plc.

Tracsis is a provider of software, hardware, data analytics/GIS and services for the rail, traffic data and wider transport industries.

Easterbrook will succeed Chris Cole, non-executive chair of Tracsis since 2014.

Tracsis is in the process of recruiting a new non-executive director who will replace Easterbrook as chair of the remuneration committee.

Cole said: “I am proud to have played a role in steering the group through a period of substantial positive change and sustained growth. I have full confidence in the board under Jill’s stewardship and, look forward to watching its continued progress.”

Tracsis CEO Chris Barnes said: “On behalf of the board and everyone at Tracsis, I would like to thank Chris for his huge contribution to Tracsis’ success and growth over so many years.

“I look forward to working with Jill who brings a wealth of experience and is a great fit with the organisation.”

Easterbrook said: “Tracsis has an excellent reputation in the industry and a clear and proven strategy for expansion.

“I look forward to working with the board and the rest of the leadership team to deliver ongoing growth.”