‘Jane’s passion, focused determination and leadership style have already proved effective in stimulating the energies of the Cymru team’

 
Reakes-Davies has a background in human resource management and leadership

 
First Bus has announced the appointment of Jane Reakes-Davies as the managing director for First Cymru.

Reakes-Davies joined First Bus in 2013 and was most recently head of human resources for the business in South of England, Wales and Ireland before fulfilling the managing director’s role on an interim basis. She continued her leadership on a permanent basis from August 1, 2020.

“Jane’s passion, focused determination and leadership style have already proved effective in stimulating the energies of the Cymru team and I am confident that together they will continue to meet the challenges faced as they remobilise our business in Wales in the months ahead,” said First Bus divisional director Dave Alexander.

Reakes-Davies has a background in human resource management and leadership. During her tenure at First Bus she has been instrumental in driving divisional projects. Prior to joining FirstGroup Reakes-Davies worked with public sector and charity organisations in Wales.

I have been impressed by the resilience of the whole First Cymru team and their desire to continue to support our customers and our communities

Commenting on her appointment, Reakes-Davies said: “I’m very pleased to be accepting this appointment, with the aim to lead First Cymru into the future, with my team by my side, delivering for our customers, stakeholders and the communities we work within.

“The past few months have been incredibly challenging for the bus industry, however I have been impressed by the resilience of the whole First Cymru team and their desire to continue to support our customers and our communities”

 
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