New manager at Stagecoach in Newcastle
Stagecoach North East has a new assistant operations manager at its Walkergate depot in Newcastle. Viv Stephenson has been appointed to the post in her second year on the Stagecoach Group’s graduate training programme. She spent her first year at Stagecoach East Scotland.
“I hadn’t really thought about working in the transport industry but I knew that I wanted to be part of a successful company and one that is interesting, and Stagecoach certainly fitted the bill,” says Stephenson.
Matt Cranwell, operations director at Stagecoach North East, is Stephenson’s mentor. He notes: “Our graduate training programme helps to develop the next generation of managers and directors for Stagecoach and we embrace the fresh thinking, creative ideas and energy that they bring. Viv will be an asset to the Newcastle depot and will help maintain the crucial public transport network across Newcastle.”
Before joining Stagecoach Stephenson worked for the Department for Work and Pensions.