South Western Railway (SWR) has appointed Stuart Meek to its leadership team as chief operating officer, following the retirement of Mike Houghton earlier this year.
Mr Meek, who starts in the post in August, is moving from the Go-Ahead Group where he has been operations director for the past three years, leading operational and business development projects for rail and bus in the UK and internationally.
He previously spent several years in leadership roles in GTR, including as train services director for Southern Rail, and five years at Transport for London in a range of operational leadership positions on the Underground.
He said: ‘I feel privileged to be joining the great team at South Western Railway to serve its customers and communities and I am really looking forward to meeting my new colleagues across the network.
‘I am joining at an exciting time as we work to introduce the Arterio fleet and continue to transform our customers’ journeys.’
SWR managing director Claire Mann added: ‘I know Stuart will be a great addition to the leadership of our business and am very much looking forward to him joining the team.’