Safeguard’s Andrew Halliday to become ALBUM Administrator

Safeguard Coaches’ Andrew Halliday is taking on the role of Administrator at the Association of Local Bus Managers (ALBUM). He will replace Allan Edmondson, who is retiring from the role.

After nearly 24 years of steadfast leadership at Safeguard Coaches, Andrew has decided to transition into a part-time capacity within the century-old family-owned firm, effective July 2024. Alongside his revised role at Safeguard Coaches, Andrew will undertake a vital part-time position supporting ALBUM in its administrative and developmental endeavours.

Having served as a Board Member for half of his decade-long affiliation with ALBUM, Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his new role. His experience in the bus industry and understanding of the challenges encountered by SME operators is expected to put him in a good position to bolster ALBUM’s mission and support its Chair, Bill Hiron.

Andrew will also maintain a non-executive director/consultant position at Safeguard Coaches, helping in the transition as General Manager James Vallance (also an ALBUM Member) assumes the role of Managing Director.

“I am pleased to be able to assist ALBUM at a critical time for the bus industry and the SME sector in particular” – Andrew Halliday

Andrew Halliday said: “I am pleased to be able to assist ALBUM at a critical time for the bus industry and the SME sector in particular, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Bill Hiron, Chair of ALBUM, said: “We extend our gratitude to Allan Edmondson for his unwavering dedication and invaluable contributions during his tenure as Administrator.  His leadership has been instrumental in advancing ALBUM’s mission and strengthening our community of bus operators. We wish him all the best in his retirement from ALBUM.

“We are pleased to welcome Andrew Halliday as Secretary. With his deep industry knowledge and longstanding commitment to ALBUM, Andrew is exceptionally well-positioned to guide us through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We look forward to working closely with him as we continue to advocate for the interests of our members and the wider bus industry.”

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