New operations manager for Stagecoach in South Shields

New operations manager for Stagecoach in South Shields Jason Astley and Janine Fowley.

Stagecoach North East in South Shields has appointed Janine Fowley as its new operations manager to oversee the day-to-day running of the depot, following the retirement of long-serving manager Brian Sleightholme.

Fowley, originally from Preston, joins the South Shields depot following three years as operations manager at the depot in Hartlepool. After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in International Business, Janine joined Stagecoach in 2010 as part of its graduate development programme. She has since had experience at several other Stagecoach depots throughout the country, including Exeter and West Scotland.

“I am excited by the prospect of working with big events such as Great North Run and the Airshow which will provide additional challenges to the daily operation but I am looking forward to working with a great team and maintaining the high standards set by Brian,” says Fowley. 

Colin Newbury, operations director, Stagecoach North East, adds: “I would like to congratulate Janine on her appointment; she has worked hard and demonstrated her success in her first role as operations manager.” 

Meanwhile Jason Astley has been promoted from assistant operations manager to take over from Fowley as operations manager for the Hartlepool operations.