New directors for Bournemouth Transport

Phil Pannell and Paul Wren have been appointed as service delivery director and commercial director respectively for Bournemouth Transport. Pannell was previously engineering director with Abellio, responsible for six garages in London and Surrey and about 790 vehicles and 62 ferry vehicles. Having started in the bus industry in 1978 as an apprentice fitter at Western National his 38-year career includes 17 years as an engineering manager with First Group, latterly as engineering director of First East England.

Wren has spent 26 years in public transport, working at senior level in the UK, France, Canada and the Middle East. His previous posts include commercial manager, Docklands Light Railway; managing director, Transdev Canada, and general manager Abu Dhabi, Serco Middle East. And in 2005, while serving as business development director of Transdev plc, Wren led the acquisition of Bournemouth Transport which is now part of RATP Group.