Type or paste a DOI name into the text box. Previous experience: A Chartered Accountant, Martin Griffiths joined Stagecoach in 1997 as Group Aitken investment management performance Development Manager, before being appointed to the Board as Finance Director in April 2000. He was young Scottish Finance Director of the year in 2004 and is former Chairman of Rail Delivery Group Limited.
Executive responsibilities: Martin Griffiths was appointed Chief Executive from 1 May 2013. Martin Griffiths is responsible for Group health, safety and environmental matters, overall strategy and management of all of the Group’s operations. External appointments: Non-executive Director of The Unite Group plc. Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Virgin Rail Group Holdings Limited. Member of the Business Policy Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Previous experience: A Chartered Accountant, Ross Paterson joined Stagecoach in 1999.
Company Secretary in 2007, with responsibility for treasury, corporate finance, City relations, financial reporting, internal audit and the company secretariat. He succeeded Martin Griffiths as Finance Director in 2013. He is former Deputy Convenor of the Audit and Assurance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Executive responsibilities: Ross Paterson is responsible for the Group’s overall financial policy, taxation, treasury, corporate finance, City relations, financial reporting, information technology and employee benefits. He supports the Chief Executive in the management of the Group’s operations and new business development. Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Previous experience: A Chartered Accountant, Sir Brian Souter co-founded Stagecoach.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and, in 2012, became the first public transport entrepreneur to be inducted into the British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame. Sir Brian is the architect of the Group’s strategy and philosophy and was the Group’s Chief Executive until 1 May 2013. President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Previous experience: Will Whitehorn joined the Virgin Group in 1987 and served as Group Public Relations manager and as Brand Development and Corporate Affairs Director, before being appointed as President of Virgin Galactic from 2007 to 2011. Will is a former non-executive Chairman of Next Fifteen Communications Group plc and of Crowd Reactive Limited.
External appointments: Finance Director of SSE plc. Previous experience: Gregor Alexander is a Chartered Accountant and has significant recent and relevant financial experience. He is the Finance Director of SSE plc, a FTSE 100 company. He has worked in the energy industry since 1990, when he joined Scottish Hydro Electric. He was appointed Finance Director and joined the Board of SSE in 2002, having previously been its Group Treasurer and Tax Manager.