Director departs National Express for bookies

National Express has revealed that Matt Ashley has resigned as group business development director and from the National Express to take up the role of chief financial officer at William Hill.

National Express Group chairman Sir John Armitt said: “I want to thank Matt for his service to the Company over 10 years in a number of roles, including as group finance director, president and CEO North America and most recently group business development director. Matt’s contribution to the company over this time has been significant and, on behalf of the Board, I wish him well in his new role.”

Dean Finch, National Express Group chief executive, added: “I thank Matt for his long and distinguished service with the company. I first hired Matt because I knew he would be a great addition to our team. Indeed, during his time at National Express Matt has been a much valued colleague and made a real difference to our business in his many senior roles. I wish him all the very best for the future.”

Ashley said: “I have very much enjoyed being part of National Express over the last 10 years. I would like to thank Dean and everyone I have worked with during my time at National Express. It was a very interetesting and rewarding part of my career and I will take many positive memories with me. I wish everyone at National Express well for the future.”