Alan French is named Stagecoach Manchester Head of Operations

Stagecoach Manchester has appointed Alan French (pictured) as its new Head of Operations.

Alan takes over responsibility for 1,800 drivers and 700 buses in the region. His promotion comes after a career which began with driving for Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire in 2005, progressing to training and Operations Management before being appointed Performance, Development and Training Manager.

In that latter role, Alan built a track record of improving depot performance, and worked with key stakeholders to maximise opportunities for the business.

Some large-scale events that Alan has worked on while with Stagecoach include the Open Golf Championships, London Olympics and the Commonwealth Games.

“I’m delighted to have been appointed Head of Operations and am really looking forward to my next steps with Stagecoach Manchester,” Alan says. “It will be great to work with new colleagues and stakeholders to help continue to deliver a high standard of service to our customers.”

Adds Lee Wasnidge, Managing Director at Stagecoach: “A huge congratulations to Alan on his new role as Head of Operations. Alan is a great example of how talented and dedicated people can progress through our business.

“I’m confident that his passion for the industry and vast experience will make him a great asset to our busy operations team.”