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31 Aug 2016

Bus operator Stagecoach announced today (31 August 2016) that it has appointed a new Managing Director of its operations in North Scotland.

Mark Whitelocks, currently Operations Director, Stagecoach East Scotland, has been appointed Managing Director, Stagecoach North Scotland, effective from 1 October. Current Stagecoach North Scotland Managing Director, Steve Walker, was recently appointed Managing Director, Stagecoach North East.

Mark Whitelocks is a product of the highly successful Stagecoach UK Bus Graduate Development Programme which takes graduate trainees through a Senior Management Scheme to help them become the managers of the future. Mark has previously held managerial positions at Stagecoach West and Stagecoach South West. He was also Highly Commended in the Young Manager of the Year category at the 2010 UK Bus Awards. In September 2013 he took on the role of Operations Director at Stagecoach East Scotland.

Stagecoach North Scotland delivers 18million passenger journeys a year on a fleet of more than 380 vehicles. The company employs around 850 staff across 14 depots and operates 26million miles every year.

Robert Montgomery, Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director, said: “I would like to congratulate Mark on his promotion. His career so far is testament to the development opportunities we have in place for young managers within Stagecoach. He has worked hard to gain experience at a number of our operating companies since joining as a graduate trainee and I have every confidence that he will continue on the good work previously done at our North Scotland business, working alongside our partners in the area, to deliver even better bus services for local people.”

Mark Whitelocks said: “I can’t wait to meet the North Scotland team and get started in my new role. I believe we can take advantage of further opportunities to deliver an even better service for customers by utilising new technology, delivering even better customer service and working closely with our partners.”

An internal recruitment process is now underway for the position of Operations Director, Stagecoach East Scotland.