Porterbrook Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Porterbrook Leasing has confirmed the appointment of Mary Grant as its new chief executive officer. Mary will be joining the company and its board on 13 September 2017. She takes over from Paul Francis, the retiring CEO who has been with Porterbrook for over 20 years.

Mary has over 20 years’ experience working in the UK and international transport sector including senior roles at FirstGroup, National Express and Eurostar International.

Phil White, chairman of Porterbrook said: “Mary has an excellent reputation within the transport sector and I am looking forward to working with her and welcoming her onto the board. Mary’s experience and knowledge of the industry will be a great asset to the company.”

Mary Grant said: “It is an exciting time to be joining Porterbrook and I look forward to working with the chairman, board, shareholders and employees to create a new vision for the company, help drive and support business growth within the UK rail industry and deliver value to Porterbrook’s existing and future customers.”