Stagecoach South East appoints new Managing Director

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Joel Mitchell has been appointed the new Managing Director at Stagecoach South East.

Joel joins from c2c rail with 20 years’ experience in the transport sector, previously serving as Delivery Director.

Speaking about his appointment Joel said: “This is a people business.

“If we put our employees at the heart of what we do, they in turn will look after our customers and the business and that’s really what it’s all about.

“We are here to get people from A to B, on time in an affordable way.

“Obviously there are challenges but we want to deliver on that mission; we intend to communicate and consult with our passengers, and get our core service absolutely right.

Stagecoach South East
Joel began his career with South West trains in 1999

“Stagecoach South East is already a very successful company with a strong leadership team and I’m looking forward to building on that success.

“We want to continue to grow and help our customers and communities to connect with each other as much as we possibly can.”

Joel will be based at Stagecoach South East’s Headquarters in Canterbury, and visited all the local depots in Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Thanet, Hastings and Eastbourne in his first week. He will continue to make regular visits throughout his time in the role.

Mike Watson, Regional Director at Stagecoach UK Bus, said: “As Joel has so much experience in the transport sector, he has been able to hit the ground running.

“We are delighted he chose to bring his wealth of expertise to Stagecoach South East and are looking forward to seeing how he can bring further success to the company, making improvements that will really benefit our customers.”


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