Business Representative - Transport Sponsor
Martin Harris, Managing Director, Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus
Martin heads the team driving two of the country’s leading bus businesses, with reputations for pioneering work on accessibility and social value, which both have a string of national awards for innovations and service performance. Martin has played a leading role both in the formative years of the business in the mid-eighties and more recently since returning to Sussex in 2013. The businesses have widely acclaimed partnerships with the local authority and other operators, which have consistently seen Brighton & Hove achieve more use of buses per head of population of any city outside of London, and with the local authorities in West Sussex and Gatwick Airport. Both Metrobus and Brighton & Hove have achieved a pattern of growth that has bucked national trends.
Martin now holds a place on the Transport for the South East Board, is a member of the TfSE Forum and is a trustee board member of the newly formed East Sussex Credit Union Foundation. He is passionate about collaboration, finding new ways to add social value while delivering a highly successful business, and investing in future technologies for an enhanced customer experience and environmental excellence.
Internationally connected. Regionally focused. Locally invested.