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July 12 2018

Stagecoach’s Williams is
named Reading Buses CEO 

Robert Williams, currently Commercial Director of Stagecoach South West, has been named Reading Buses’ new CEO from 1 October.

Robert has worked for Stagecoach for 15 years, progressing through the ranks from Commercial Officer to Commercial Manager in Oxford and, since 2012, Commercial Director South West.

He is originally from Reading and started his career as a conductor for Reading Mainline back in 1999.

Chair of Reading Buses David Sutton says: "I am delighted that he is returning home to Reading to take on this role, and I look forward very much to working with him to ensure that Reading Buses continues to go from strength to strength in the future.”

Outgoing CEO Martijn Gilbert added: "Robert has a sound understanding of bus operations, a huge enthusiasm and passion for Reading and its buses, and is well respected across the UK bus profession. I am delighted to be handing over to him.”

Prior to Robert starting, Tony Pettitt, Reading’s Chief Finance and Information Officer, will cover the Chief Executive Officer's role.

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