Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New MD for London Midland announced

This from Go-Ahead...

Patrick Verwer appointed Managing Director of London Midland

After an open competition, Patrick Verwer, currently Go-Ahead's Managing Director – Rail Development, has been appointed as Managing Director of London Midland.

David Brown, Go-Ahead's Group Chief Executive said:

"Patrick Verwer has huge experience, first class management skills, and a strong track record of delivery. He is the right person to drive through further transformation in the London Midland franchise.

"We have already seen a range of service and performance improvements in this franchise. I know that Patrick, and the excellent team in place at London Midland, will work hard to build on these achievements in order to offer the best possible service to passengers."

Patrick Verwer, who will take up the post at the beginning of the new year, said:

"I am delighted to be appointed. The London Midland franchise is vital to the passengers it serves and I look forward to helping it grow and to build on the success that has already been achieved."

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UPDATE: This from Alphabetti Spaghetti...

What's going on?

First Verster at NR's LNE and now Verwer at LM?

Is this a planned industry assault on the 'TUV' pages of my address book?