Meet the team

General Manager - Richard Tyldsley

Richard began his career as a bus driver in County Durham for Go North East. He later joined Stagecoach South as assistant operations manager, and was promoted to operations manager in Winchester in 2010. Richard joined us as General Manager for Bluestar and Southern Vectis in October 2016.


Operations Manager - Simon Moye

Simon joined Southern Vectis in November 2007 as a driver and climbed the ranks through Service Controller and Assistant Operations Manager, and has recently taken on the role of Operations Manager. Simon is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead, working closely with our Drivers and Controllers to help serve the Island's community.


Engineering Manager - Julian Rose

Julian joined Southern Vectis in 1979 as an Engineering Technician  Apprentice becoming a skilled fitter then Supervisor and has progressed to his current role managing the engineering facility at the company and is responsible for the vehicles, buildings and the engineering team.


Commercial Planning Manager - Marc West

Marc joined Southern Vectis and our sister company Bluestar in 2012, and has 30 years experience of working in a commercial office. Marc plans the Southern Vectis, Bluestar, morebus & Salisbury Reds bus networks, as well as ensuring our services remain reliable. Marc also looks after the timetable data on our website, Real Time Passenger Information & Next Stop Announcement systems.


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Assistant Operations Manager - Dave Miller

Dave joined Southern Vectis in December 2003 as a driver. Dave has held various roles, such as Service Quality Controller and Driving Instructor and was recently promoted to Assistant Operations Manager. He is very much looking forward to this new challenge, working with colleagues and customers to keep the wheels on the Island moving.


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Senior Marketing Executive  - Zoe Stroud

Zoe joined Southern Vectis in January 2020 as Senior Marketing Executive. Zoe has worked alongside Southern Vectis for many years during her time at The Needles Park, the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce and Visit Isle of Wight where she looked after the sustainable travel projects. Zoe is a proud advocate of the brand looking forward to working with the team and encouraging more people to travel on the network.