From workshop to boardroom for Stagecoach Engineer

01 Jul 2022

Stagecoach South have recently appointed Tony Probert as their new Engineering Director.

Tony, who resides in Southampton, Hampshire, joined Stagecoach in 1998 as a shift fitter at Winchester and following completion of the Stagecoach Staff Development program, his career developed. He has since held an Assistant Engineering Manager post and a number of Engineering Manager positions with the Company before taking on the Interim Engineering Director role in December last year. 

He will take up his new role officially on July 1st.

More recently, Tony has been instrumental in the project management of new technologies, including the upgrade of 37 buses in Portsmouth to meet the Euro VI emission standard in support of Portsmouth City Council's Clean air zone and was project lead for Stagecoach South on the introduction of Green Road’s low bridge alert system that is currently being rolled out nationally across the Stagecoach UK business.

Says Mr Probert: "I am delighted to join the Senior Management Team at Stagecoach South.

“Our transport services play a critical role in connecting our communities. I look forward to working with the team and build upon the success of my predecessors in driving the business forward and delivering Stagecoach’s net zero ambitions and creating healthier, more connected communities."

Commenting on Tony's appointment, Stagecoach South Managing Director, Edward Hodgson said: “Tony brings tremendous experience to the role and a fantastic track record.”

“This will stand him in great stead for leading his team as we strive for engineering excellence to support future growth.”

“His technical knowledge, experience and professionalism will be a huge asset to the Company as we seek to meet all the challenges we currently face as we continue to exit the pandemic and rebuild our customer base”.

Stagecoach South operate a fleet of 500 buses from 9 depot sites serving the communities of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Tony Probert


Tony Probert, Engineering Director