Mary Grant booked for return to National Express
Mary Grant, former chief executive officer, Phones 4U, will join National Express in July 2013 as Managing Director, Business Development. Her role initially will be to work on international growth opportunities. She will increasingly focus on UK Rail opportunities during 2014.
With a proven track-record in transport, Mary will be returning to a sector where she has significant expertise working in multi-site operations across many countries, in both rail and bus services.
Having previously worked with National Express in the UK and Australia in the late 1990s, she is perhaps best known as the Managing Director of ScotRail, having initially led the successful FirstGroup bidding team in 2004.
Following four years at the helm as ScotRail's Managing Director, she rose through the FirstGroup ranks, finishing her tenure as Managing Director of its UK Bus and Rail Divisions. Mary then moved on to join the high street, online and digital retailer, Phones 4U as CEO.
Dean Finch, Group Chief Executive, National Express Group PLC commented: "Having worked with Mary before I know all about her drive, determination and attention to detail. She'll be a great asset to the business as we look to expand both within the UK and internationally."