National Express names new finance boss

James Stamp

National Express has promoted James Stamp to group chief financial officer.

Stamp has been in the role of interim group CFO and been a member of the board since 1 November.

He joined the company in July 2017. Prior to his appointment as interim group CFO, Stamp had served as chief financial officer of National Express’ UK & Germany division and as group commercial and strategy director, where he led work on the Evolve strategy. He is a qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in finance and consulting having previously been a partner at KPMG where he led its transport practice.

Ignacio Garat, National Express group chief executive, said: “James’ experience with the business, and the breadth of roles he has held within the Company, give him a deep insight into our global operations and Evolve strategy. He brings a highly complementary skillset to the executive team and will be central to the next phase of National Express’ development. James landed very effectively as interim group CFO making an immediate impact which I am delighted is reflected in the Board’s swift decision and today’s announcement.”

Stamp said: “National Express has an important role to play in the world, delivering safe, reliable, affordable, clean and high-quality public transport. I am very proud to have been appointed CFO and am excited by the opportunity to continue working with Ignacio, the executive team and the Board to deliver our growth ambitions.”

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