Arriva Boss to Retire at End of Year after Three Years in Charge
Bus and rail operator Arriva yesterday said the boss of its trains division would step down at the end of this month.
Sunderland-based Arriva said Euan Cameron, the executive director of Arriva Trains, would retire on December 31 after spending three years at the group's Leeds-based rail arm.
The group said Mr Cameron had made 'a significant contribution' to development of the division, which includes the Arriva Trains Northern and Wales & Borders rail franchises. Arriva chief executive Bob Davies said: 'Euan has helped to establish Arriva's long-term position in the UK rail sector and we wish him well.'
Mr Cameron joined Arriva in January 2001 as managing director of its UK rail division and was appointed to the main board as an executive director in May 2001. During his time at the company, he presided over one of the UK's longest-running industrial disputes, at Arriva Trains Northern.
The pay dispute ended earlier this year after rail union, the RMT, accepted a pay offer from Arriva and called off a series of strikes. Mr Cameron was also in command when the company, which bought Merseyrail train operator MTL in 2000, lost its contract to run the franchise to a consortium comprising support services provider Serco and Dutch Railways. …