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Transfer to Greyhound for First Bus director

16 Jun 2017

  • Bristol based Director of Financial Operations, Libby Scourse, to move to Dallas, USA, for new position this summer

 

Libby Scourse First Bus GreyhoundLibby Scourse, Director of Financial Operations at First Bus, is set to take up the career opportunity of a lifetime after been appointed Controller at Greyhound, the iconic coach provider in the United States.

 

Libby will move to Dallas, the home of Greyhound’s headquarters, at the end of July with her family, husband Allan and 2-year-old daughter Cora.

 

Libby, who has lived in North Bristol for the last ten years, said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity of furthering my career in the US with Greyhound. Having met my new colleagues in person a few weeks ago when I was in Dallas for an interview, I know I’m joining a first rate team who are just as passionate about delivering sustainable, customer focused services as we are across First Bus in the UK. There are lots of synergies between the two companies and I’m really looking forward to starting my new role.”

 

She continued: “As a family, we’ve always been keen to live abroad and having visited the States on a number of occasions, we’re really excited about the prospect. Dallas is an exciting city with lots to do and see – the weather too is a little better than what we’re used to in the UK.  We will be sad to say goodbye to family, friends and colleagues, but we’re relishing the opportunity and looking forward to making the most of our time in the US.”

 

Both First Bus and Greyhound are owned by FirstGroup, a leading transport provider in the UK and North America. Libby’s transfer forms part of FirstGroup’s aim to share talent and ideas across its divisions and provide stretching development opportunities for its best people.

 

James Bowen, Finance Director at First Bus, said: “Whilst Libby’s commitment and talent will be missed at First Bus, I am delighted that our colleagues at Greyhound will benefit from her expertise. 

 

“One of the advantages of a company the size and scope of FirstGroup is the opportunity to learn and share best practice from across our operations in the UK and North America.  We anticipate that there will be more cross divisional transfers as we continue to develop and strengthen our businesses across FirstGroup.

 

“On behalf of everyone at First Bus, we wish Libby and her family every success.”

 

Bill Gieseker, Chief Financial Officer at Greyhound, said: "Greyhound welcomes Libby to the Finance team in Dallas, Texas. We look forward to Libby sharing her knowledge and previous experience with First Bus and expect she will make a huge contribution towards Greyhound’s ongoing initiatives and synergies across the business."