Stagecoach East MD Andy Campbell to retire in December

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Stagecoach has announced that Andy Campbell, Managing Director of its East of England bus operations, is to retire. He will retire in early December after 50 years’ service in the bus industry.

Andy Campbell began his career as an apprentice mechanic at Leeds City Transport in August 1969, working his way through the ranks until he joined Stagecoach in 2004 as Managing Director of the company’s Cambridge & Peterborough operations.

For the last 14 years he has managed the company’s East of England expansion, taking responsibility for the 35 million passengers and 1,000 employees who now travel annually on routes covering 17.5 million miles.

Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director for England and Wales, Mark Threapleton, said: “I would like to thank Andy for the excellent work he has done over many years to deliver improvements for bus passengers across the east of England.

“He has made a valuable contribution to the business and to the local area and we wish him well in his retirement.”

Andy commented: “I’ve greatly enjoyed working with the team at Stagecoach East, and with colleagues across the wider business. The drivers and support staff are a brilliant bunch who are always ready to let you know what they think, and their friendly banter has made coming to work all the more enjoyable over the years.

“I may not be running the buses after December, but I’ll certainly continue to use them as a passenger.”

A recruitment process for the position of Managing Director, Stagecoach East is underway.