Stagecoach announces appointment of new commercial director for East Scotland

01 Jul 2015

Bus operator, Stagecoach has announced a new Commercial Director of its East Scotland bus operations. Douglas Robertson, has taken on the role of Commercial Director, Stagecoach East Scotland.

Stagecoach East Scotland provides local bus services across Fife, Perth, Strathtay and into Edinburgh and Glasgow. It has over 1300 employees and a fleet of around 520 buses and coaches.

Originally from Dunfermline, Douglas began his career in 1998 as a Trainee Manager for Stagecoach Bluebird before progressing as an Assistant Traffic Manager in Aberdeen then as a Planning Manager for Bluebird, Perth and Inverness. In 2001, Douglas joined First Edinburgh as a Traffic Manager covering the Scottish Borders before returning to Stagecoach as a driver and Relief Scheduler in Kirkcaldy within the East Scotland operating area. Douglas has also worked for Falkirk Council and Preston Bus before joining Transdev in 2009, initially as a Project Manager, then Business Director before finally becoming Commercial Director for Northern England.

Douglas Robertson said: "I am excited to be back with Stagecoach, and on my home patch. Having worked in various organisations I would like to think that I can bring lots of experience to this new role. Despite some disappointing news regarding Cowdenbeath Depot I can see there is both optimism and a spirit of innovation running through the business, and the team, which far exceeds anything I know elsewhere in the industry today. The success and recognition already achieved by the team shows that there will be a lot of hard work ahead if we are to maintain and exceed those standards, but it is a challenge that I'm really looking forward to."