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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New MD for First UK Bus

We have announced today the appointment of Giles Fearnley as Managing Director Bus (UK, Ireland and Germany).

Giles has considerable experience in the passenger transport industry in both bus and rail.

In 1991 he led the management buy-out of Blazefield Holdings which operated bus networks principally across Yorkshire and Lancashire. He remained as Chief Executive for two years following the Group’s sale to Transdev plc in 2006. As one of the founders of Prism Rail PLC, which operated four passenger rail franchises in the UK, he was appointed Chief Executive in 1997 and led the Group prior to its sale in 2000. Most recently he served as Chairman of Grand Central, the open access operator.

He is currently Chairman of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, having been a past President of the organisation. He is also past Chairman of the Association of Train Operating Companies. Since 2001 he has chaired Journey Solutions, the bus and rail industry initiative to promote integration and also chairs Greener Journeys, the UK bus and coach industry’s campaign to promote modal shift from cars to buses and coaches.

Giles starts with us on 1st February and together with very many in the organisation I am  delighted to have him join us.


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