Centro chief steps down

Centro’s Chief Executive Geoff Inskip will step down at the end of the year, after nearly a decade in charge of the West Midlands public transport body.

Mr Inskip was appointed Director General of Centro in 2006 after joining from Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE). He has some 30 years’ experience in the finance, rail and public transport sectors.

After qualifying as a chartered accountant, Mr Inskip began working as a management consultant before moving on to work for a merchant bank in Manchester.

In 1988 GMPTE invited him
to look at private sector options for delivering Manchester’s Metrolink tram system under a public private partnership, and in 1992 appointed him Director of Finance.

In 1996 he became Project Director for Phase 2 of Metrolink, overseeing its delivery on time and within budget in 1999. He was appointed Deputy Director General of GMPTE in 1999 with special responsibility for Phase 3 of Metrolink.