CAS is a London-based company whose services help clients reduce risk and raise productivity by improving their organisational culture, competence management practices, and training and certification schemes.

CAS was founded in 1997. Major businesses and government organisations it has worked with include Network Rail, Transport for London, Southern Water, NATS, RAC Foundation, New York Metropolitan Transport Authority, Water Corporation, Department for Transport, Highways Agency, Severn Trent, DVSA, Sydney Trains, Eurocontrol, Endeavour Energy, Transpower, Irish Rail, the Road Safety Authority, Euroports, and Smart Freight Centre.

CAS Leadership

Chen Chen, Managing Director and Chris Lloyd, Chairman

Chen Chen, who was raised in Shanghai, gained a Master’s degree in human resource and knowledge management in the UK. She joined CAS in 2011, became its Commercial and Contracts Manager in 2015 and was appointed to the role of Managing Director in 2018. Chen is accountable to the CAS Board of Directors for its profitable growth and operations. She has worked internationally with government bodies and state-owned businesses and is a member of the Chartered Institute of People Development (CIPD) and the Institute of Asset Management (IAM).

Chris Lloyd who founded the company and was previous Managing Director. Chris has three decades’ of experience and an extensive and international professional network in highly regulated asset intensive industries. He helps Chen ensure that CAS services are of the best quality and that the business is governed effectively.

Profiling our Team

Every month we share the story of one of our colleagues. This month it comes to Mike Corccoran.

Mike Corcoran, CAS Associate Director for competence frameworks and training design, has been part of our team since 2014. As well as his work with CAS, Mike is also Head of Education for CAS sister company Arete based in Ningbo, China and is an artist, a curator of exhibitions, a writer and a skilled communicator of science to the general public.


CAS works especially closely with and is an active supporter of a number of organisations including: