Rail services

Darbandi hired as MD for Caledonian Sleeper

Serco, the international services and transport company, has appointed Kathryn Darbandi as managing director for the Caledonian Sleeper service. Ms Darbandi (pictured) will take up the role in January.

With extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry, Ms Darbandi held senior roles at US group Travel Leaders, Thomas Cook and Tui.

John Whitehurst, managing director of Serco’s Transport business, said that Ms Darbandi “brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the travel business, with a strong focus on leadership and customers.

“With the new carriages successfully introduced into service, Kathryn comes on board at an exciting time as we continue to develop the service for our passengers. 

“She will succeed Ryan Flaherty who has taken up a new role in another Serco Business Unit.”

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