Our Leadership Team

We work to ensure everyone,
everywhere is safe at work

Our Leadership Team

We work to ensure everyone,
everywhere is safe at work

Guided by leading global safety experts

The leadership team at SPS Group reflects our deep expertise and strong pedigree in ensuring safe work environments worldwide.

Featuring representatives from all companies within our group, our leadership team is actively shaping how we operate and drive innovation in the safety industry.

Céline Veyrenche

Managing Director

Céline Veyrenche was appointed Managing Director of SPS in 2019. She was previously Vice President and General Manager at Johnson Controls, where she has held several senior leadership positions, and prior to that a consulting manager at BearingPoint.

Céline is a graduate from the emlyon Business School in France and an MBA graduate from the York University in Toronto, Canada.

Yannick Chausse


Having joined Halma in 2012 as Finance Director of STI (Paris) and FPS (Tunis), Yannick has been Finance Director of SPS since 2016. He supervises the finance teams across our 5 locations in UK, US, France, China and Tunisia.

Yannick is a chartered accountant and statutory auditor, graduating from the University of Caen-Normandy.

After beginning his career at KPMG, Yannick has since held Finance Director positions for companies in the IT and Telecom services sector as well as a corporate provider of private day-nurseries.

Aparna Narayanan

Marketing & Product Director

Aparna leads our Marketing, Product and Technology teams and is passionate about driving a customer centric approach to developing solutions within SPS.

Prior to joining SPS in June 2019, Aparna has held several senior management positions across multiple sectors leading product & proposition development, strategy, commercial and marketing. More recently she was the Business development and Transformation Director at Dixons Carphone.

Aparna is a Mathematics graduate and has an MBA from Cranfield University, UK.

Keith Allingham

Operations Director

Keith is our Operations Director and has been with our parent group, Halma plc, since 1990. He is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, technical support and oversight of the SPS manufacturing operations around the world.

Keith’s deep safety industry expertise means he is also integral in providing key technical support in our NPD, product enhancement to full implementation and production capability.

David Hughes

Americas Business Unit
Director – SPS (Kirk Key)

David is responsible for our Americas business, with a primary focus on market strategy, manufacturing operations and market focused innovation.

David joined Halma plc in 2009 as Sales Director of Castell, relocating to the US in 2016 and assuming a leadership position with SPS.

He has previously senior sales and marketing positions with both Rockwell Automation and Omron Electronics.

Kirstie van Oerle

EMEA Business Unit Director – SPS (STI and Castell)

Kirstie leads our EMEA businesses which incudes Castell and STI. She joined SPS in 2019 having previously held the positions of Managing Director and Divisional Growth Director for the Specialist Services Division in Capita plc.

Kirstie has held senior management positions in advanced technology businesses where she has been focused on driving growth through digital transformation including the development of Internet of Things propositions. She has a law degree.