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Stagecoach Appoints New Managing Director of North Scotland Operations

31 May 2018

· David Liston to join company from 1 June

Stagecoach has announced the appointment of the new Managing Director of its North Scotland operations.

Chartered engineer David Liston – who has 30 years experience of managing large transport fleets - is to join the business from 1 June. 

Stagecoach previously announced that current North Scotland Managing Director Mark Whitelocks is to take on the position of Managing Director, Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire.

Robert Andrew, Stagecoach Scotland Managing Director, said: “I’m delighted to welcome David to the business – his vast experience of the transport industry, particularly in the field of engineering, will be hugely beneficial as we continue to work hard to deliver even better services for our customers in the north of Scotland. 

“I’d also like to thank Mark for the work he has done over the past two years to provide good quality and affordable services for our passengers in the north of Scotland while also helping to ensure the stability of our business over the longer term. I wish him every success in his new role.”

David Liston is a fully qualified, Chartered Engineer, with 30 years’ experience of operating large and complex vehicle fleets across the UK and North America.  He has held several senior leadership roles at FirstGroup plc, and most recently, David was part of the team that created Essential Fleet Services Ltd, a specialist fleet provider managing and maintaining c3,500 vehicles for Local Authority and Corporate markets across the UK.

David has an exemplary track record of managing and delivering complex fleet solutions across multiple operating sites, often under arduous conditions, whilst ensuring the highest standards of regulatory compliance, safety, reliability and operational efficiency are achieved.

David Liston said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this role and I look forward to working with my new team, and our local partners, to build on the work that has already been done and deliver even better services for our customers across the north of Scotland.”