Ignacio Garat

Group Chief Executive Officer

Ignacio Garat

BOARD APPOINTMENT

November 2020

COMMITTEES

Key strengths:

Ignacio has more than 26 years’ strategic, commercial, operational and business transformation experience in the freight and logistics industry. Previous roles include CEO Spain & Portugal and CEO Brazil at TNT and Senior Vice President for Southern Europe, France and Benelux at FedEx. He has a track record of leading international, complex, operational businesses to achieve clear strategic purposes, adopting an inclusive management culture in doing so aided by his focus on people.

Ignacio has a degree in international business from the American University of Paris and a postgraduate diploma in management and business studies from the University of Warwick.

Key strengths in supporting the Company’s strategy:

  • Provides strategic and operational leadership for all five of the customer propositions comprised in the Evolve strategy, leveraging his previous management experience of delivering operational transformation and his commercial acumen to exploit new and profitable growth opportunities
  • Champions all six of the desired stakeholder outcomes of the Evolve strategy, including by maintaining a dedicated focus on the Company being the safest and most reliable passenger transport operator, and having the most satisfied customers, including through prioritising the digital agenda 
  • Drives culture transformation fostering a strong sense of purpose, including by empowering people and developing talent, advancing the Company’s ambition to be the employer of choice within passenger transport

Current external appointments: 

  • None

 

Business model

We believe that the Group has created a number of value drivers that differentiate us from our peers as a leading operator in this critical sector. 

Our strategy

Three strategic priorities drive the business forward

What we do

National Express Group is a leading international public transport operator, diversified internationally and by business area.