First Bus appoints senior leaders in North and West Yorkshire

Photo of the new directors of the First Yorkshire business

First Bus has appointed two new members to its senior leadership team for the North and West Yorkshire part of its business.

Andrew Cullen has been named Managing Director, while Kayleigh Ingham has been appointed as Commercial Director.

With expertise in logistics, public sector, and commercial vehicle markets, Andrew joins First Bus from DHL Supply Chain. He succeeds Paul Matthews, who leaves at the end of March.

Andrew has previous bus industry experience, having worked as Managing Director and Commercial Director of Transport Solutions at Arriva Bus and Coach. He expressed his enthusiasm for the new role, stating: “I’m joining the First Bus team at an exciting time for the business. There are great opportunities to grow and succeed in the North and West Yorkshire regions. We are committed to further embed a high-performance, customer-first culture supported by our colleagues in all departments.”

Meanwhile, Kayleigh has comprehensive knowledge of the travel and aviation industries, having previously worked as General Manager at Jet2Holidays and in Commercial Strategy at London Luton Airport. She also held a lead commercial role for travel and tour company TUI.

Kayleigh shared her excitement for the bus industry’s new opportunities, saying: “I’m excited to continue to build on our partnerships with regional and local authorities to grow a sustainable bus network, responsive to new travel patterns and customer requirements.”

The two leaders will drive the growth of a business that employs approximately 2,250 people, with five depots operating a fleet of about 900 buses across Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and York.