Stagecoach East Scotland\'s Charlie Mullen has retired after eight years\' service with the transport operator.
Charlie had been Managing Director of the Stagecoach East Scotland operating company since 2009 having previously run the Bluebird business in the North East of Scotland, and prior to that, was Managing Director of Strathtay Scottish Omnibuses.
Speaking at his retirement party, Charlie said: \'I\'ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Stagecoach, I\'ve had the pleasure of working with so many talented and hard working people, who are the real success of the company and it\'s the people I\'ll miss the most.”
Taking over Mr Mullen\'s duties is Andrew Jarvis, who has been working alongside Charlie in a Managing Director position since July this year. Andrew has joined the East of Scotland from Stagecoach Bluebird and has spent over 20 years in the bus industry.
Mr Jarvis is also joined by Operations Director Mark Whitelocks, a success story of the popular Stagecoach graduate scheme, which provides two years\' intensive training within all aspects of the bus industry before graduates are offered a full time position within an Operational role. Mark spent a year of his training in East Scotland before a number of positions as an Operations Manager, Traffic Manager in Gloucester and now returns as part of the senior management team.
A new Engineering Director has also been appointed to the area. John Harper, held the role of Managing Director of Stagecoach West Scotland for seven years, having worked in various managerial roles.