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HCT Group people

Introducing the HCT Group senior team, based at our East Rd head office.

Dai Powell, Chief Executive

Dai has been Chief Executive since 1993, leading the organisation as it has grown by more than a hundredfold.

Jane Desmond, Chief Operating Officer

Jane is the Chief Operating Officer of HCT Group, responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of transport operations across the group.

John Smart, Chief Finance Officer

John is the Chief Finance Officer of HCT Group, with over 30 years senior-level financial experience in the private and public sectors.

Jon McColl, Performance Director

Jon is the Performance Director of HCT Group, responsible for the strategic development of our transport performance.

Frank Villeneuve-Smith, Communications Director

Frank is HCT Group’s Communications Director. His role is to develop the organisation’s ability to tell its story, communicating with the widest possible set of stakeholders.

Darren Rees, Group Head of People and Talent

Darren advises and supports the senior team and depot/regional management on all HR activities.

Amanda Anderson, Director of Independent Travel

As Director of Independent Travel, Amanda leads the strategic development of our Travel Training programme for young people with Special Educational Needs.

Izaro Arbelaiz, Head of Transition and Innovation

Izaro joined HCT Group in February 2015 as Head of Transition and Innovation.

Julia Meek, Head of Business Development

Julia has led the Business Development Unit since 2014, tendering for new business and delivering improvement projects for the organisation.

Tracey Vickers, Head of the CEO’s Office

Tracey Vickers, Chief of Staff, is responsible for social impact, governance and public policy.