Catherine De Marco, Partnerships Director, First Bus UK

First Bus announce appointment of new Partnerships Director

FIrst Bus announce new Partnerships Director

First Bus is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine De Marco, who has joined the business as the new Partnerships Director.

Catherine joins bringing a wealth of Transport industry knowledge and experience following a 17-year career at the Department for Transport (DfT).

Catherine held a broad range of roles at DfT including local transport, skills and innovation and more recently within rail passenger experience.

She will now join the business as part of Isabel McAllister’s sustainability and compliance team, and will work closely with our operating companies.

The new appointment comes at a crucial time for the bus sector when strong partnerships with our local and national stakeholders have never been more important and First Bus is keen to benefit from Catherine’s insight and expertise.

Isabel McAllister, Chief Sustainability Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Catherine to the team. Catherine’s exceptional knowledge of the sector at both national and local levels will be invaluable for our stakeholders and help us accelerate our net zero ambitions as well as delivering the best possible experience for our customers.”

Catherine De Marco, Partnerships Director at First Bus UK, said: “I’m delighted to be joining First Bus at this exciting time for the company and the sector as we respond to the changing needs and travel habits of our customers in the post-covid world and move to provide better, greener services in the future.”

Notes to editors

About First Bus

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. Making journeys easier for our customers, we were the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all of our services and our First Bus App is voted ‘best in class’ amongst UK bus operators. Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks.

We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience. We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland.

First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.

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