UK Management Team

Tim Jackson

RATP Dev UK  CEO UK & Ireland

Tim Jackson has spent most of his career in the transport industry since graduating from Cambridge.  After gaining initial banking experience in London, Tokyo and Paris, in 1992 Tim joined Avions de Transport Régional, an aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, becoming its sales financing director in 1994.  In 1997, he moved to Angel Trains, Europe’s leading lessor of railway rolling stock, as International Development Director before being appointed to the group board and head of Angel Trains International in 2003.  Under his direction, the start-up business grew to market leadership, € 2bn of assets, a presence in twelve countries and a multi-national multi-disciplinary team.  He established Steel Fleet Consulting in 2010 and in that capacity has assisted several well-known transport companies implement major capital investment, acquisition or bidding projects.

Tim Jackson stated: “I am delighted to be joining a successful and growing group of companies, each with impressive operational expertise and great teams.  My hope is that we can continue to develop the business, creating opportunities along the way for our staff, whilst maintaining our professional, collaborative and cheerful working environment”.

Tim lives in London with his wife and their three daughters.

 

 

Howard Goodbourn

RATP Dev UK Group Chief Financial Officer

Howard Goodbourn joined RATP Dev UK as Chief Financial Officer and brings of 30 years’ experience of finance leadership.

Prior to joining RATP, Howard began his career with Touche & Ross in the 1980s and has since undertaken a wide range of finance and treasury leadership roles in businesses including Charterhouse Bank, TXU Europe and Eon UK. Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer for Southern Water (2004 – 2011) and subsequently Chief Financial Officer for City of London Group PLC (2011 – 2016).

Howard lives in West Sussex with his family.

 

 

 

Fiona Taylor

Managing Director of RATP Dev London

Fiona Taylor joined RATP Dev in September 2016, as Managing Director of RATP Dev London which incorporates London United and London Sovereign.

Before joining RATP Dev, Fiona built a reputation as a leader in rail and aviation, starting her career with BAA – where she was General Manager of Terminal 3 and Terminal 4, as well as spending time as an international consultant for BAA. Subsequently, Fiona joined Network Rail where she rose to be Route Managing Director in Sussex and then Kent – she also held the roles of Director of Station Strategy and Director Organisational Change.

Before joining RATP Dev, Fiona ran her own consultancy, undertaking assignments for Arriva, Abellio, Eurostar and the Department for Transport.

Fiona lives in Surrey with her husband and two teenage sons.

 

 

 

Martin Curtis

Managing Director Bath Bus Company

Martin is Managing Director of Bath Bus Company, originally formed with former colleagues in 1997, and operates in Bath, Cardiff, Eastbourne and Windsor.

Bath Bus Company was acquired by RATP Dev UK in 2011.

Martin began his career in 1972 with the Bristol Omnibus Company. He became Traffic Assistant and then Traffic Superintendent with Western National.

Following a period as District Manager with Southern National, he joined the newly created Badgerline bus company and took over as Regional Director, Bath in 1987.

Martin has written a number of books covering aspects of Bristol Omnibus and Bristol Commercial Vehicles history.

Martin is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

 

 

Selwyn Jones

Managing Director Selwyns Travel

Selwyn is Managing Director of Selwyns Travel which he co-founded in 1968 with his father. The Company has grown from its humble beginnings to a major transport provider in the North West of England operating in Manchester, Runcorn and St Helens.

Selwyns Travel was acquired by RATP Dev UK in March 2013.

Selwyn has been involved with every aspect of the business including, driving coaches in the UK and Europe, engineering, operations, sales, marketing and general management through to his current role as Managing Director with responsibility for the development of Selwyn’s Travel throughout the North West.

Selwyn has been instrumental in growing the business both organically and through acquisitions.

Selwyn has been a member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport for over 40 years and been a member of the Guild of British Coach Operators for 20 years having served as both a Director and Chairman.