Arriva UK Bus appoints MD for its Midlands bus business
20 July 2012
Leading UK bus operator Arriva announces the appointment of Alex Perry as managing director of its Arriva Midlands business.
Alex joins Arriva UK Bus following seven years at National Express Group, latterly as operations director for its UK Coach division. He began his career as a graduate trainee at FirstGroup, and, following subsequent appointments at management and director levels, he became managing director of its business in Bristol, Somerset and Avon.
Arriva Midlands employs more than 1,900 people and provides more than 56 million passenger journeys a year. It operates commercial and contracted bus services throughout Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford & Wrekin, Stoke on Trent, Warwickshire and Wrexham.
Alex Perry said: “This is a very exciting opportunity and I look forward to building on the success and achievements made by the business.
“Arriva is recognised as an ambitious, growing business with a great reputation for local delivery.
“The Midlands region is one of the most exciting in the UK. It is a diverse region, mixing rural character with large towns and cities that are the powerhouses of the local economy.
“I will be working to create close links and partnerships with businesses, communities and local authorities to ensure Arriva continues to be a real partner of choice in the regions it serves.”
Mike Cooper, managing director of Arriva UK Bus, said: “Alex brings a wealth of experience in the bus industry along with a breadth of leadership skills. He is an excellent appointment for our Midlands business and we warmly welcome him to the team.”
Alex starts his new role at Arriva on 3 September 2012. He replaces Bob Hind, who retires at the end of July 2012 and who has held the position of managing director at the business since 2007.