David joins the business on 1 October 2021 to lead Hull Trains on its continued journey to recovery after the challenges of the global pandemic.
After leaving the Royal Air Force in 2003, David joined Hull City Council as Assistant Chief Executive where he helped lead the council’s transformation to most improved council of the year.
He later moved to Capita’s Consulting and Transformation division, as a Director in the Programme & Project Management Practice, delivering solutions for several clients the UK & Ireland. David’s most recent roles include Managing Director for DB Regio Tyne & Wear and Service Delivery Director for Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries.
Commenting, Andy Mellors, First Rail Managing Director, Non-Franchised Businesses, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of David Gibson as Managing Director of Hull Trains. David, who lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is passionate about the region, and is excited by the opportunity to lead Hull Trains to regain its position as leading operator for rail passenger satisfaction.”