Jon Tivey appointed Head of Environment by First Bus

First Bus has appointed Jon Tivey as Head of Environment. He will focus on supporting the operator’s ambition to deliver best-in-class environmental performance across its business.

Jon brings wide experience of managing environmental programmes. He has previously advised Gatwick Airport and the Olympics.

He says: “First Bus has been on a trajectory towards a zero-emission bus fleet for a few years. I have joined at an exciting time for the business and for the industry as we look to decarbonise public transport and significantly contribute to the green recovery.

“Our Euro VI retrofitting milestone is a great reminder that the environment is an ongoing focus for the business. The retrofitting programme is one way in which we can significantly reduce harmful emissions.

“I am particularly looking forward to using my experience of improving performance in all aspects of the environment over the long term, and to working closely with colleagues, our supply chain, clients and partners, and importantly our customers, to achieve our ambitions.”

The arrival of Jon Tivey with First Bus is the operator’s second senior appointment of 2021. Earlier in January it named Doug Claringbold as Managing Director of its West of England business. He is to succeed James Freeman.