27 Jun 2022

Greater Manchester’s largest bus operator, Stagecoach, has announced its latest appointment within the leadership team.

David Heptinstall has been promoted to the role of Engineering Director at Stagecoach Manchester having previously served at Stagecoach Yorkshire.

Having first joined Stagecoach in 2012 as Engineering Director at Stagecoach Midlands, David moved to the Engineering Director position at Stagecoach Yorkshire in 2016.

Commenting on his new role for the Greater Manchester region, David said: ‘I am looking forward to leading our talented and dedicated engineering teams across Greater Manchester and building on the exceptionally high standards of engineering in this region. My focus is to make sure we continue to have a safe working and travel environment for our staff and customers and to support the delivery of a reliable bus service to keep our customers connected.’

David will be responsible for Stagecoach Manchester's 280-strong engineering team, who keep over 700 buses moving across Greater Manchester which helps people access work, education, health, shopping and leisure. He will also support the apprentice training programme and play an active role in shaping the training and development of the next generation of engineers. 

Lee Wasnidge, Managing Director at Stagecoach furthered these sentiments, adding: ‘Congratulations to David. He brings a wealth of experience with him and I am proud to welcome him to our team.’