It is with sadness that I report that the Managing Director of First Eastern Counties, David Squire is to leave his post next month.
After hearing about the possibility I contacted David, who kindly sent me an email, which I will quote part of here.
I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Eastern Counties, some terrific
people and I'm pleased to have played a small part in moving the company
forward, particular highlights for me have been the Ipswich Refurb
programme, the heritage liveries, the Norwich repaint and refurb
programme plus the better relationship that wow enjoy with all of our
stakeholders through getting the basics right, listening to our
customers and being more proactive (and reactive) to things, the Norwich
travel shop will finally come to fruition in September and we have seen
the benefits through much better Passenger Focus scores.
I am meeting with David on Friday, after which a full review and tribute to David's time at the helm of FEC will be published. I'll also be publishing more of his holiday snaps from Italy and Lithuania hopefully on Wednesday.
As yet I don't know if the search for David's successor has begun, but I assume that Chris Speed and Hugo Forster will be in charge for the interim period after David's departure. As I receive more authorised information I will publish it.
On a separate note my thoughts and prayers go out to those involved in the Brighton bus crash today. Bus travel is just about the safest there is, and when an incident like today's happens it reminds us of the skill of the drivers we place our safety in day after day.