TRANSPORT authority Merseytravel has appointed a new chief executive.
David Brown, who currently heads South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, will shortly be taking the helm.
Merseytravel has been without a permanent chief executive since the departure of Neil Scales a year ago.
Cllr Liam Robinson, chair of Merseytravel, said: “I am genuinely excited by this appointment and believe we have someone who has a national reputation and an exceptional record in south Yorkshire.
“David Brown has been responsible for nationally recognised, pioneering projects, and he is the best person to lead integrated transport in the city region into the future.”
Mr Brown, 47, will be paid £149,000 and will hope to steady the ship after a hard 12 months.
Acting chief executive Jim Barclay was among a number of staff to depart in the wake of damaging revelations.
Mr Brown said: “This is a huge opportunity to work with partners in the city region to deliver key projects which will affect the lives of people in Merseyside.”