Robert Williams takes over at Reading Buses

Newly appointed chief executive officer, Robert Williams, says it is an exciting time to be joining Reading Buses. He took over from interim CEO Tony Pettitt last month.

“Keeping the company at such a high level, and hopefully raising it to even greater heights, is no small task and will rely on all our staff continuing to go above and beyond to deliver the best possible experience for our customers in Reading, Newbury and the Thames Valley,” says Williams. “The bar set by our customers’ expectations always gets higher.

“We also face some difficult financial challenges. Not least the cost of coping with congestion, but also the degree to which our local authority partners have funds to be able to assist.

“Reading Buses is now one of only nine remaining municipal bus companies and we need to make sure that our great relationship with Reading Borough Council, and other local authorities, is used to its maximum benefit for all concerned.”