Let the Journey begin…

Who We Are

International Expertise Meets Local Insight

Turas Mobility Services is a joint venture between VINCI Highways (a subsidiary of VINCI Concessions) and Abtran (the largest Irish-owned business process management provider). We joined forces in 2019 to support Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in managing and improving free-flow movements and customer services for Ireland’s M50 motorway.

By blending international best practice with local knowledge, we are helping TII to meet the current and future needs of this increasingly vital link in the country’s transport system.

As a world leader in road mobility, VINCI Highways brings unequalled experience in infrastructure development and operations to our team. This, coupled with Abtran’s award-winning customer service expertise, makes us the ideal partnership to fulfil TII’s contract – for both our client and all those who use the M50.

An extensive transition process is now under way, and we will assume full responsibility for operations in early 2021.

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Stronger Together

Drawing on the resources of our parent companies, our team embodies a wealth of experience in mobility services and customer care – and our collective skills make us stronger than the sum of our parts.

It is this combined capability that enables our team to design, plan and deliver fresh approaches to existing mobility/transport challenges. And it allows us to anticipate and prepare for those that lie ahead.

Executive Team

Nicolas Charles
Chief Executive Officer
Susan Kavanagh
HR Manager
David Price
Head of Finance
Manus Byrne
Governance, Risk & Compliance Manager

Nicolas has over 20 years of experience in implementing international projects across the world.

In his previous role as Chief Technical Officer of VINCI Highways, a leading concessions company and provider of road transport services, Nicolas had the opportunity to grow his management and strategic skills on a wide range of projects.

Nicolas reports directly to the Turas Board of Directors and is responsible for developing sound relationships with stakeholders, clients and the wider community to deliver real benefits to all who use the M50 and to the people of Ireland.

Over the past 25 years, Susan has ‘grown up’ through the HR function and is now an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Susan’s Human Resources’ experience across a number of sectors including Financial Services, Telcoms, Recruitment, Care Providers, Engineering, Manufacturing and Warehousing, means that she can draw on a rich bank of experience as she builds the Turas team.

Susan has been involved as a founding member of the Turas start-up team since 2019, and is helping to define the new company’s strategies for employee-engagement so as to promote a genuinely results-orientated culture.

With almost 20 years experience in Financial Management & Accounting, David has led the Finance function at Turas as part of the start-up team since 2019.

David has held key finance positions across a range of sectors including tolling operations, insurance, web services and semi-state agencies.

David is a qualified CIMA and CPA accountant, and he graduated with an MBA from Dublin’s Trinity College in 2017.

Manus has 37 years’ experience in printing / finishing, 6 years in the medical devices industry and, most recently, 2 years in road tolling.

During that time, main focus has been on the setting up and managing of ISO standards – ISO9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO27001 Information Security Management Systems, ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems.

In addition, Manus has set up and managed Business Continuity Systems. As GRC Manager, he has managed full Health & Safety Systems, risk across organisation and all related systems – policies, procedure etc for GDPR compliance.