National Express Group PLC ("National Express" or "the Group") is a leading international public transport operator, with bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa and North America.
National Express is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Ashley as Group Finance Director from 28 January 2015.
Mr Ashley was previously interim Group Finance Director, having been appointed to this role in October 2014 following the announcement that Jez Maiden would be leaving the Group to take up the role of Group Finance Director of Croda International Plc.
Mr Ashley joined National Express as Group Financial Controller in early 2010 from Deloitte where he was a Director specialising in transport and infrastructure and the auditing of listed companies. Matthew was then promoted to the role of Finance Director of UK Bus in 2013 before becoming interim Group Finance Director last year.
Sir John Armitt, National Express Chairman, said: "I am delighted that Matthew is joining the Board of National Express as Group Finance Director. He has been appointed following a thorough search process and brings significant financial, corporate and operational experience. I look forward to continuing to work with him."
Matthew Ashley said: "I have greatly enjoyed being part of National Express' success over the last five years. The strength of our existing businesses and opportunities presented by our new markets, demonstrates that National Express has a strong future and I relish the opportunity to play my part in that as Finance Director."
There is no information required to be disclosed in respect of Mr Ashley pursuant to LR 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules.
National Express Group PLC
Anthony Vigor, Director of Policy and External Affairs
Michelle Dovey, Director of Capital Markets
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