Stuart Cockburn joins Arriva as strategy and development director

Arriva has appointed Stuart Cockburn as the group’s strategy and development director.

He will be a member of the Arriva’s group executive committee and will lead the development and delivery of Arriva’s strategy and accelerate growth through the development of new territories, markets and technology. He will also lead the development of a group-wide asset management strategy to realise whole-life cost benefits throughout Arriva.

Cockburn has extensive UK and international experience gained from working with both blue-chip and mid-market companies in a range of senior roles, which include his most recent role at the broadcasting and telecoms company Arqiva, as well as Cable & Wireless, and consulting firm Booz & Company.

Arriva CEO Manfred Rudhart says: “Stuart joins us at a defining time for Arriva. The way we deliver transport for our clients and customers is changing, and that presents to us great opportunities, and also some significant challenges. A clear focus on our strategy and how we develop and shape our way of working together is essential to our future success.”

Cockburn adds: “I’m thrilled to be joining Arriva at this stage in its evolution. 

To be part of driving the strategic direction and future success of the organisation at a time of such change in Arriva’s markets is very exciting.”