New Managing Director appointed at Yellow Buses

Derek Lott has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses.

The appointment, which takes immediate effect, follows the company’s acquisition by Transdev, the UK’s sixth biggest bus operator, in December 2005.

Mr Lott, who was previously Chief Operating Officer of London United and London Sovereign, has headed Transdev’s transitional team in Bournemouth for the last three months.

He has been involved in the bus industry for 35 years, joining as a driver in 1971 and then becoming an Inspector before moving into a variety of senior management positions.

He was appointed Operations Director of London United in 1997 and Chief Operating Officer of London United and London Sovereign six years later.

Mr Lott described Yellow Buses as “a great company with a terrific staff.” He added: “Now that it is under Transdev’s ownership, I am looking forward to providing a quality service to our customers and developing the business in the years ahead.”

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 110 buses and 14 coaches with a staff of 300. It carries more than 9m passengers a year with its vehicles operating over 5m miles across the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch conurbation.

Mr Lott is married with two children and three grandchildren and lives in Romsey, Hampshire.