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Stagecoach bus director changes

Stagecoach has appointed regional directors for its bus operations in the north and south of England. Catherine Acton-Brazier will join as north of England regional director in November from BT, for whom she has worked for the last 27 years, most recently as assurance operations director. Carla Stockton-Jones has been appointed south of England regional director. She moves from Sky where she was director of home service. They join Stagecoach’s other two regional directors: Paul Lynch covering London and Robert Andrew covering Scotland and Wales. Stagecoach this week announced that Andrew will retire next June after 35 years in the transport industry. All four regional directors report to chief operations officer Mark Threapleton. Mike Watson, who has been regional director for... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today People

Paton leads Glasgow connectivity plan

Deborah Paton has joined Glasgow City Council as group manager for its connectivity plan. She moves from consultant AECOM in Edinburgh where she was an associate director for transport planning – strategic planning and advisory.... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today People

Coffey leaves air quality role

Thérèse Coffey has been promoted from minister of state for the environment to secretary of state for work and pensions following Amber Rudd’s resignation last weekend in protest at the Government’s position on Brexit. Coffey had been the minister responsible for approving... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today People

Seal-Driver leads JLR’s chauffeur service

Joseph Seal-Driver has been appointed managing director of Jaguar Land Rover’s new high-end app-based ride-hailing service Havn, which uses the manufacturer’s electric I-PACE cars. Seal-Driver was chief executive of DriveNow from 2013 to 2017. He then joined dockless bike hire company... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today People

Boyd-Wallis leaves TfL for Essex

Jo Boyd-Wallis has left Transport for London, where she was a strategy and policy manager for roads and freight, joining Essex County Council as a senior strategy advisor.... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today People

Evans joins AECOM to lead UK rail

AECOM has appointed Susan Evans as its new head of rail for UK and Ireland. She joins from Alstom, where she was managing director (urban and services), a role that involved work on the Nottingham tram extension, managing the Northern Line fleet maintenance, Dublin tram vehicle and infrastructure... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today People

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