Mark Savelli says farewell to First

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Mark Savelli has resigned from his position as FirstGroup’s regional managing director in Scotland and left the group on September 30.

Giles Fearnley, head of First’s UK bus division thanked Mark for his “significant contribution” to First’s business over the past five years. Mark was managing director in Glasgow and then as regional MD for Scotland.

“This was Mark’s second spell at FirstGroup and his achievements included recognition for the First Glasgow team at the Scottish Transport Awards 2009 with the top accolade of Public Transport Operator of the Year,” said Giles.

“We will miss Mark’s great energy and drive and wish him every success for the future.”

Giles announced Neil Barker has been appointed to succeed the role and will join the firm in early December. Neil is currently European development director at National Express having previously served as the firm’s MD of UK Bus with responsibility for all its bus operations. Neil has also held senior positions at Arriva, including in the Midlands, where he was MD.