Stagecoach bosses in transatlantic job swap

TWO of transport group Stagecoach’s rising stars are taking part in a transatlantic job swap.

Bryony Chamberlain, managing director of the company’s west of Scotland bus operations, is moving to America to take charge of the firm’s inter-city coach service, Megabus.

Chamberlain, who joined Perth-based Stagecoach as a graduate trainee in 1996, had previously worked for the group in the United States between 2006 and 2009.

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She will be replaced by Edward Hodgson, the current director of Megabus in the US, who will take over the reins at the west of Scotland division.

Les Warneford, Stagecoach UK bus managing director, said: “I would like to welcome Edward back to the UK bus division and thank Bryony for the valuable contribution she has made here over the past few years. I wish them both every success in their new roles.”

Dale Moser, president and chief operating officer of Megabus in North America, added: “We are looking forward to Bryony rejoining our team in North America and working with her to further expand the very popular Megabus service in the States. I’d also like to thank Edward for a job well done here and wish him all the best for the future.”

News of the swap comes just days after Stagecoach sold its Wisconsin school bus outfit to Toronto-listed Student Transportation for $47 million (£30m), allowing the Scottish company to focus on the higher-margin Megabus business.