Vernon Barker

Vernon Barker

Managing Director, UK Rail Division, FirstGroup

 

Vernon has been the Managing Director of First TransPennine Express (FTPE) since the Group commenced operation of the franchise in 2004. During this time passenger numbers have grown from 13m to 24m per annum and a number of significant improvements have been delivered including the introduction of new Anglo Scottish services and a £260m fleet of trains.

In September 2011, he was appointed Managing Director of First’s UK Rail division.