Ben Gilligan has been appointed as area director for Go North East-owned East Yorkshire Motor Services including Scarborough and District Motor Services. Gilligan will leave his role as director of public transport for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to head up operations for EYMS from its Hull headquarters. His career includes more than 16 years in the sector, 13 of which were with First Bus, including as managing director at First York.
The appointment follows the acquisition of EYMS in June by Go North East.
Go North East head of engineering Colin Barnes has been interim General Manager since the summer and will hand over to Gilligan when he starts on 10 December.
“Ben is a well-respected and seasoned public transport professional who has an enviable career history forged with companies including First Yorkshire,” says Martijn Gilbert, managing director, Go North East and EYMS. “He will help strengthen our team and drive the local focus for our services and depots in East Yorkshire and Scarborough.”