It would appear that changes are on the cards at Stagecoach with several UK Bus Managing Directors set to move in the latest company re-organisation. We understand that several MDs will be playing musical chairs, but that all will have a chair to sit on! More details as they emerge.
Elsewhere within Stagecoach UK Bus, we picked up shortly after Christmas that Paul Bunting had taken the decision to leave the company.
Paul has joined Stagecoach UK Bus in April 2017 as Commercial and New Business Director. He had, however, according to his Linkd-in profile previously worked for Stagecoach Group as UK Business Development Director between 2002 and 2004, leaving to become the Managing Director of the Midland Main Line rail franchise. He has also held senior posts with French state railway SNCF and also the South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Prior to his departure Paul was actively leading the Stagecoach UK Bus brand review.
A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: "Paul Bunting decided to leave the business at the end of December. Paul re-joined Stagecoach in 2017 as Commercial Development & Marketing Director.
"Paul has led marketing, customer experience, research and business development, including work to start simplifying our tickets and of course our upcoming brand refresh.
"We would like to thank Paul for the contribution he has made during his time here at Stagecoach and we wish him well for the future."
Steven Knight is a Transport Specialist who has over 40 years experience in the bus and rail industries as well as in specialist transport journalism. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.