Stagecoach has appointed Steve Walker as the new MD for its North East bus operations. Steve is the current Stagecoach North Scotland MD and will take on his new role from 12 September 2016. In the interim period, the business will continue to be managed by Clare Kavanagh, Strategy Director, Stagecoach UK Bus. The news follows last month’s announcement that former Stagecoach North East MD, Phil Medlicott, had decided to leave the company.
Steve Walker worked in the bus industry in Manchester before joining Stagecoach East Scotland in 2001. He took on the role of MD, Stagecoach Highlands in June 2010 and was appointed MD of Stagecoach North Scotland in May 2013. An internal recruitment process is now underway for the North Scotland role.
Stagecoach UK Bus MD, Robert Montgomery, said, ‘I would like to congratulate Steve on this appointment. His experience in the north of Scotland over the past six years will stand him in good stead to take on the opportunities and challenges of this new role. I have every confidence that he has the skills and experience to guide our north east business, working alongside our partners in the area, to deliver even better bus services for local people.’