Maybury retires from Freightliner

Freightliner Group Chairman Peter Maybury is to retire after 18 years with the company.

Maybury joined in 1997, having previously worked for Ford for more than 20 years. Initially his job was to establish the company as a port-based, customer-facing commercial organisation.

He was promoted to commercial director for the Intermodal business before becoming managing director in 2005. In 2009 he became Freightliner chief executive, a role he retired from two years ago, since when he has been chairman. He was also chairman of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) Freight Group.

“I have enjoyed my time with Freightliner enormously and I am delighted with the tremendous progress the company has made since privatisation,” he said.

Michael Roberts, director general of the RDG, which represents Network Rail, train and freight operators, said: “Peter has made a highly valuable contribution to the rail freight industry, and the railway more widely, through his leadership of the RDG’s freight group. This work has seen the freight sector work together to make the case for freight on rail, setting out the sector’s importance to the economy and its benefits to the environment.”

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