Laurence Jenkins has joined Reading Buses as finance director. His first encounter with the bus industry was a work placement while in sixth form with National Express. He continued to work there part time while at the University of Leeds where he graduated with a BA in management studies and transport studies.
During his education he spent a total of seven and a half years in various part time roles with National Express in Leeds and Bradford and on graduating he became a team leader for a further two years. Jenkins then moved in 2006 to Transport for London for a three year placement on their finance graduate scheme and he stayed with the organisation for more than 11 years.
Most recently he was senior financial business partner for infrastructure and property at London construction contractors J Murphy & Sons.
“I am looking forward to contributing to the continued development and expansion of Reading Buses through further acquisitions and organic growth as well as making sure we are progressing in a sustainable way,” he says.