NBC appoints chief general managers
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• Following the announcement of the reorganization of the National Bus Company's higher management structure (CM January 28), eight chief general managers have now been appointed. Their names, together with the companies for which they will have overall responsibilities from April 1 1972 are as follows (map references in brackets):
EASTERN REGION J. W. Lawrence (at present gm West Yorkshire Road Car Co Ltd): Amalgamated Passenger Transport Ltd; East Midland, Mansfield District Traction (1); Trent, Midland General (2); West Riding Automobile Co, Yorkshire Woollen District. Hebble (3); West Yorkshire, York-West Yorkshire Joint Committee, Keighley-West Yorkshire (4); Yorkshire Traction (5).
D. G. F. Rawlinson (gm United Automobile Services Ltd): East Yorkshire (6); Northern General and subsidiaries (7); United Automobile Services (8).
W. T. Skinner (gm Eastern Counties Omnibus Co Ltd): Eastern Counties (9): Eastern National (10): Lincolnshire Road Car (11); United Counties (12).
SOUTHERN REGION E. W. A. Butcher (gm Bristol Omnibus Co Ltd): British Omnibus Group (23); Devon General (24); Western National (25). L. S. Higgins (gm Southdown Motor Services Ltd): Brighton, Hove and District (28); East Kent (26): Maidstone and District (27); Southdown (28).
P. C. Hunt (gm Hants and Dorset Motor Services Ltd): Gosport and Fareham (29); Hants and Dorset (29); Southern Vectis (30); Alder Valley (31); Wilts and Dorset (29).
Note: London Country Bus Services Ltd is under the control of the managing director, C. R. Buckley (LCBS).
WESTER N REGION
Robert Brook (gm North Western Road Car Co Ltd): Crosville (13); Cumberland (14); North Western (15); Ribble and subsidiary companies (16).
J. H. Gilbert (gin The Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Co Ltd): Midland Red (17); City of Oxford (18); Potteries Motor Traction (19).
Note: The South Wales Companies are under the control of the Regional Executive G. Carruthers (20-22).
The following NBC subsidiary companies will be allocated to the Central Activities Group with effect from April 1 1972:— Black and White, Greenslades Tours, London Coastal Coaches, Samuelson New Transport, Shamrock and Rambler Motor Coaches, Sheffield United Tours, Tillings Travel, and Timpsons.
The appointments of general manager — express services, and of general manager — tours, will be announced in due course.