Stagecoach announced today (25 October 2016) that Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Scotland, is leaving the company after 10 years with the business.
Andrew (42), who has more than 20 years' experience in the bus industry, joined Stagecoach in 2006.
He was appointed Operations Director for Stagecoach South and became Managing Director, Stagecoach Bluebird, in May 2010. Andrew took up the role of Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland, in July 2013.
Stagecoach East Scotland operates more than 500 buses and coaches across Fife, Dundee, Perthshire and Angus and employs more than 1,300 people across nine depots.
In 2015-16, the company's buses covered 30 million network miles, with 99.8% reliability, and carried 35 million passengers.
Stagecoach East Scotland's Express City Connect network won the ‘Top Express Operation’ award for the second consecutive year at the UK Coach Awards in 2016. In 2015, the company's Coastrider X7 route was also voted ‘Best Bus Service’ at the Scottish Transport Awards and won the ‘Silver Award for Putting Passengers First’ at the UK Bus Awards.
Robert Montgomery, Managing Director of Stagecoach UK Bus, said: “Andrew has made a strong contribution over the past decade with Stagecoach, helping drive forward our strategy of investment in greener, smarter bus travel.
"The awards Stagecoach East Scotland has won over the past few years for its bus and express coach services are testament to the high standards Andrew has fostered across his team and we wish him well in the next stage of his career.”
Andrew Jarvis said: “I have thoroughly enjoying working with a great team of people in my time at Stagecoach and I am proud of what we have achieved over the years. I would like to wish my colleagues across the business all the best for the future as I look forward to new challenges.”
Stagecoach has started a recruitment process for a new Managing Director of the East Scotland regional company. In the interim, the business will be overseen by Robert Andrew, Stagecoach Regional Director for Scotland. Jon Oakey, the company's Scottish Regional Finance Partner, has been appointed Acting General Manager and will manage the day-to-day operations, reporting to Robert Andrew.