New Stagecoach MDs
Stagecoach has appointed several new MDs at its UK Bus division. Philip Norwell, currently Commercial Director, Stagecoach East, will take on the role of MD, Stagecoach South East, from 1 September. He will succeed Paul Southgate, who is to retire on 1 October 2013. He is currently working alongside Paul in the role of MD (Designate). Philip has been in the bus industry for 39 years, starting at National Bus Company subsidiary Eastern Counties in 1974. He became Marketing Officer for Stagecoach Cambridge in 1997 before becoming Commercial Director in 2002.
Current South West MD, Michelle Hargreaves, is to take up the post of MD, Stagecoach East Midlands, on 1 July 2013. Michael Watson, currently Operations Director, Stagecoach North East, has been appointed MD, Stagecoach South West with effect from 1 July 2013. Michael began his career in 1996 in the Service Planning department at London Transport Buses. He has also worked for Go Ahead subsidiaries Metrobus and Go North East, as well as Arriva. He joined Stagecoach North East as Operations Director in November 2011.