First Bus appoints new managing director for South Yorkshire

21 August 2015  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Bus appoints Kevin Belfield as managing director of its operation in South Yorkshire.

First Bus appoints new Managing Director for South Yorkshire

Belfield joined First Bus having held regional commercial director roles in both Scotland, Wales and the South of England since 2012. In 2013, Kevin led the introduction of the simpliCITY network in Glasgow and played an instrumental role in the delivery of First’s involvement in last year’s Commonwealth Games working closely with organisers Glasgow2014 and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Kevin, who also held the role of managing director for First Bus in the Midlands between 2006 & 2008, will report to Dave Alexander the Regional Managing Director for Northern England and Scotland.

Prior to re-joining First in 2012, Kevin was a director of the Wellglade Group in 2011- 2012 which operates bus services in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire including TM Travel. The operation also includes the Nottingham Express Transit tram system. Between 2008 & 2011, Kevin was a director at National Express West Midlands Travel. He has also held senior operational and commercial roles with Arriva and Transdev.

Commenting on his appointment, Kevin Belfield said, “There has been a focus on partnership working over the last few years in South Yorkshire and it has been successful in attracting more people on to buses. My goal is to build on all of the hard work that has already been done and to take advantage of the growth opportunities in the area.

“I look forward to working with the team and making bus travel the top choice for our customers.”

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