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 Merseytravel appoints new Chief Executive

Merseytravel appoints new Chief Executive

Published on 28/02/2013

​Merseytravel has appointed a ‘pioneering’ new Chief Executive/Director General. 

David Brown, who currently heads South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, will shortly be taking the helm at Merseytravel – the organisation responsible for transport throughout the city region.
Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of Merseytravel, said: “I am genuinely excited by this appointment, and believe we have someone who has a national reputation and an exceptional record in South Yorkshire. David Brown has been responsible for nationally recognised, pioneering projects, and he is the best person to lead integrated transport in the city region into the future.”
Mr Brown, 47, said: “This is a huge opportunity to work with partners in the city region to deliver key projects which will affect the lives of people throughout Merseyside.”
He has been involved in the adoption by the Department for Transport of major rail projects such as a High Speed Rail station in South Yorkshire, and commitment to electrification of the Midland Main Line and to £230m investment in improving journey times on the East Coast Main Line. He has also led the largest Bus Partnership in the UK, and is Chair of the Passenger Transport Executive Group, which promotes the interests of the six Passenger Transport Executives.
“The kind of experience and leadership that David Brown brings to Merseytravel will be invaluable in supporting our aim to provide a world-class integrated transport system,” added Cllr Robinson.
“His appointment completes a highly effective senior team, with current Interim Chief Executive Frank Rogers taking the role of Deputy Chief Executive.
“Frank’s work as Interim Chief Executive has moved things forward dramatically in the last few months, and I would like to thank him for his achievements in that role.”
Mr Brown’s salary will be £149,000pa.