First Bus, Scotland’s largest bus operator, has announced the official appointment of Duncan Cameron into the role of managing director.
Duncan Cameron, who has been with the company for more than five years, was made interim managing director in May 2021 following the promotion of Andrew Jarvis to the role of portfolio managing director. Since then, he has successfully led First Glasgow, First Aberdeen and First Scotland East through some of the most challenging times the transport industry has faced.
He began his career initially with First in 2001 as a graduate trainee and rose through the ranks, holding such positions as operations director for both First Essex and managing director for First Aberdeen. After leaving in 2014 to work in the haulage and logistics sector, he returned to First in 2016.
The appointment is effective from 1 January 2022.
Commenting on his official appointment, Duncan Cameron said: “Since taking on the interim role, I have been inspired by the resilience and dedication of the First Bus team in Scotland. Our ability to provide services across the network is testament to their commitment to keeping communities connected and I would like to take the opportunity to thank them for their efforts.
“Despite the challenging circumstances, we have remained focused on our commitments to provide a safe, affordable and sustainable transport service. We continue to move closer to achieving zero emissions by 2035 through investing in new electric and hydrogen vehicles. Our immediate focus remains navigating our way out of the pandemic and improving service levels for our customers”.
Andrew Jarvis, portfolio managing director, said: “Duncan’s experience, focused determination, passion and positive leadership style have already proved highly effective since stepping into the role on an interim basis in May last year. His approach and handling of the challenges the company has faced over the months is one of the many reasons he has been officially appointed managing director and I wish him all the very best as he continues in the role.”
Duncan Cameron is responsible for more than 3000 employees based at three operating companies across Scotland. First Bus also operates Bright Bus Tours in Edinburgh.