Bill McCartney (pictured), a former graduate trainee of Stagecoach Yorkshire, has rejoined the company as its new Operations Director.
Bill began his career in public transport in Sheffield after graduating in 2013. He has served the Stagecoach group in previous operational roles, including as Assistant Operations Manager in Oxford and as Operations Manager in Peterborough, Swindon and Cheltenham. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he oversaw growth in the network at Swindon.
“I am delighted to be returning to Stagecoach Yorkshire where my public transport career began,” he says. “Over the last few years the bus industry and its people have overcome some monumental challenges, and the immediate future will be no exception.
“I already know the team at Stagecoach Yorkshire are talented, passionate and hardworking – I am excited to see how that passion can drive us forward and how our customers can benefit from all the potential that the team here has to offer.
“Coming back to Yorkshire feels like a sort of homecoming for me – although as a Scot, I don’t quite have the Yorkshire accent sussed yet!”
Adds Matt Kitchin, Managing Director at Stagecoach Yorkshire: “Bill is a shining example of what Stagecoach’s graduate program is all about. His drive and hard work have given him a wealth of knowledge in different roles across the business, from which Stagecoach Yorkshire will now benefit.”