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New managing director appointed for Nottingham Trams

New managing director appointed for Nottingham Trams

Nottingham Trams Limited, which oversees the operation and maintenance of the city’s tram network for the Nottingham Express Transit (NET), has appointed Chris Wright as its new managing director.

In his new role at Nottingham Trams Chris will take responsibility for the strategic leadership of the city’s tram system to ensure its safe operation, oversee the company’s budget and be the primary contact for key stakeholders of the business.

Chris was previously commercial director for East Midlands Railway, which saw him lead teams responsible for marketing, retail and external relations and act as the primary interface with the Department for Transport to manage contracts and new business opportunities.

Prior to this Chris held senior roles as fleet director at East Midlands Trains, engineering and commercial director at Vossloh Kiepe UK and depot manager for London Midland’s Soho and Tyseley maintenance depots.

Alistair Gordon, chief executive of Keolis UK and Dubai, said:

“The experience and expertise that Chris brings to our business is significant and will be valuable in meeting the current challenges.

“He will be leading an excellent and well-regarded team and I am looking forward to working with Chris to ensure that he has the resources and talent to continue to deliver the best service possible for communities across Nottingham.”

Commenting on his appointment, Chris said:

“I am pleased and proud to have been appointed to this role. I look forward to working with all our stakeholders to ensure the continued success of the network.

“I am also excited to have the support of Keolis Group and its international experience as an important added value to delivering service excellence. I particularly look forward to working with the team at Nottingham Trams who have been a part of building a valued public asset for the city.”

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