Stagecoach appoints new UK managing director

Stagecoach has appointed Carla Stockton-Jones as its new UK managing director. Stockton-jones joined Stagecoach in February 2020 as regional director, south of England after holding senior positions with Sky since 2012 as director of home service and previously director of retail. 

Since July 2020, she has been interim UK managing director and has been leading Stagecoach’s business transformation programme and Covid-19 recovery plans, including engagement with the Department for Transport around the sector’s transition out of the pandemic.

“I’m proud to be heading the UK business as Stagecoach marks 40 years of keeping Britain connected. Stagecoach, its people and its services have made and continue to make a hugely positive impact on our economy, in our communities and in protecting our environment,” says Stockton-Jones. 

“Partnership is more important than ever if we are to give our communities the green transport connections they need. I’m absolutely committed to working closely with national government, the mayors in our biggest city regions, and our local authority partners and other stakeholders to make that happen.”

In addition to her company roles, Carla has worked as a member of the Maggie’s cancer care board since 2016, helping raise awareness and funding for the charity to achieve its vision of having a care centre attached to every NHS hospital in the UK.