Ops director for Stagecoach M&SL

Alex Crane is the new operations director at Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire. He joined Stagecoach in 1998 as a trainee driver, progressing through the group’s staff development scheme to take a managerial role at Preston. He later held operations management roles in Aberdeen, Wigan and at the Merseyside & South Lancashire company’s Gillmoss depot in Liverpool.

Arriva completes NE team

Arriva has expanded the senior management team at its North East & Yorkshire business, with Lisa Davies rejoining Arriva from law firm Ward Hadaway as regional human relations director, Steve Rowell coming from railway rolling stock development company Vivarail as regional engineering director and Jon Croxford as Arriva Yorkshire managing director.

New FD for Transdev

Nadean McNaught has joined Transdev’s Lancashire and Yorkshire business as finance director. After graduating from Newcastle Business School, she began a finance career with Nike in 1996, joined engineering consultancy Jacobs in London in 2002, was with the Aviva insurance business from 2003, before moving to Leeds in 2009 with electronic components distributor Premier Farnell and then to York with supermarkets group Costcutter.

Hughes chairs UTG

North East Combined Authority’s managing director for transport operations, Tobyn Hughes, has succeeded Transport for Greater Manchester chief executive Jon Lamonte as chair of the Urban Transport Group, which advances the interests of public transport authorities and their executives.