Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is due to kickstart the search for a new chief executive in the next few weeks following the departure last year of Jon Lamonte.
Dr Lamonte announced his departure in September 2018 and left the organisation to take up a post as CEO of the new statutory authority of Sydney Metro.
In the meantime, Eamonn Boylan took over as interim leader of TfGM, dividing his time equally between this and his other role as chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
TfGM has revealed to Transport Network that it plans to release further details on the search for a permanent replacement for the role in the next few weeks.
A TfGM spokesperson, said: 'Transport for Greater Manchester appointed Eamonn Boylan as Interim Director General in October 2018 for an initial period of six months during which time he will oversee the appointment of TfGM’s new chief executive.
'Eamonn is also chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and so his time and responsibilities will be split equally between both TfGM and the GMCA although there will be no additional remuneration for this role.
'Further details on the process to recruit to the role permanently will be made available in the next few weeks.'
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the local government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport strategy and commitments.
More than 5.6 million journeys are made across Greater Manchester’s transport network each day.
The income and expenditure budget approved by GMCA for TfGM for 2018/19 is £151.7m excluding capital investment.
TfGM is also responsible for delivering the capital programme of public transport investment - capital expenditure in 2018/19 is budgeted to be £247.7m.