13 Mar 2017
Arriva, one of Europe’s largest transport companies announced today that Stuart Cockburn has been appointed as the Group’s Strategy and Development Director.
Stuart will be a member of the Executive Committee and will be responsible for strategy, business development and asset management. He will lead the development and delivery of Arriva’s strategy and accelerate growth through the development of new markets and technology. He will also lead the development of a group-wide asset management strategy to realise cost benefits throughout Arriva.
Stuart has extensive UK and international experience gained from working with both blue-chip and mid-market companies in a range of senior roles, which include his most recent role at the broadcasting and telecoms company Arqiva, as well as Cable & Wireless, and the strategy consulting firm Booz & Company.
He has delivered strategic and transformational change in industries facing new growth opportunities and disruptive change, and has led growth strategies across both Arqiva and other international organisations.
Arriva CEO Manfred Rudhart said “Stuart joins us at a defining time for Arriva. The way we deliver transport for our clients and customers is changing, and that presents us with great opportunities. A clear focus on our strategy and how we develop and shape our business for the benefit of our customers is essential to our future success.”
Stuart Cockburn said "I am delighted to be joining Arriva at this stage in its development. To be part of driving the strategic direction and future success of the company at a time of such change in Arriva’s markets is very exciting."