Stagecoach announced on 22 October that Edward Hodgson has made the decision to stay with the company and will be continuing in his role as Managing Director at Stagecoach South. Edward, who has had a thirty-year career in the bus industry, had made plans to take a career break, but after discussions with Stagecoach colleagues and careful consideration, has decided to remain in his role as Managing Director South.
Rupert Cox, Interim Regional Director South at Stagecoach said: “We’re delighted that Edward will be staying with us at Stagecoach. He has been a valued member of the team and as we start to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19 and deliver the improvements to services planned as part of the Department for Transport’s National Bus Strategy, we need experienced people like Edward. Working with our local authorities in the south, we have great plans to deliver improved bus services for our customers, and I’m glad that Edward will be here to support that.”
Edward added: “I’ve had a fantastic career at Stagecoach and after a period of reflection, I’ve decided that I’m not ready to move on and instead look forward to playing my part in the future of the business. There are some exciting times ahead as we work towards the delivery of bus service improvement plans in our region and I’m excited to be leading on this for Stagecoach in the south.”