Stagecoach appoints new Managing Director of East Scotland Bus Operations

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Stagecoach East Scotland has announced a new Managing Director, Douglas Robertson, who who takes on the role from 1 April.

The appointment follows the death of Managing Director Paul Thomas last year.

With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Douglas started his career with Stagecoach Bluebird in 1998, where he took on numerous roles including Planning Manager.

After this, he held various management positions at a number of organisations, including First Edinburgh, Falkirk Council and Preston Bus, joining Transdev Blazefied in 2009. In 2015 after taking on the roles of Business Director and Commercial Director at Transdev Blazefield, he became Commercial Director with Stagecoach East Scotland in 2015.

Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director for Scotland, Robert Andrew, said: “I’d like to congratulate Douglas on his appointment. Having been part of the East Scotland team for the past four years, he has a vast knowledge of the business, the people and the network which will be of great benefit in his new role. I’d also like to thank Jon Oakey for his work as Interim Managing Director. Jon will now return to his position as Financial Director, Scotland.

“Stagecoach East Scotland already has the highest passenger satisfaction of any operator in Scotland and I look forward to working with Douglas and his wider team to build on the great work that has been done so far and deliver even better bus services for local people.”

Douglas Robertson added: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Managing Director at a company I know so well and leading a team I thoroughly enjoy working with. East Scotland is a great place to live and work and has a very good bus network. I look forward to working with our partners to deliver further improvements for our customers in the future.”

 

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