First makes two Managing Director appointments

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First Bus has announced the appointment of Phil Medlicott and Andrew Jarvis as the company’s new Managing Directors in Greater Manchester and Glasgow respectively

Phil will join the business on January 1, 2017, from Stagecoach North East, where he held the position of Managing Director, and will take over from current First Manchester Managing Director, Teresa Broxton, who has been promoted to Director of Business Change within the division.

Andrew also joins from Stagecoach, where he was Managing Director of its East Scotland operations. He will join the business on April 18 as Managing Director of Glasgow and Scotland. The Managing Directors at First Bus’s other Scottish businesses, Aberdeen and Scotland East, will report to Andrew.

Phil Medlicott said: “I’m delighted to be joining First Manchester at a time when there’s so much opportunity to develop the business through working in partnership. I look forward to getting to know the team and building relationships with local stakeholders, to ensure we work together to improve services for Manchester’s many bus users.”

Andrew Jarvis said: “Following a 26-year career in the bus industry, the last six of which have been in Scotland, I am delighted to be joining the teams at First Glasgow and across Scotland in the spring as Managing Director.
“I am looking forward to getting to know the teams, understanding the detail of the business and working with our customers and stakeholders.”

Both Phil and Andrew will report to Dave Alexander, Divisional Director for First Bus.

Dave said: “I’m delighted to welcome both Phil and Andrew to First Bus, both of whom have delivered successfully in their roles to date and bring with them a wealth of experience and a passion and flair for customer service and stakeholder engagement.”