From 1 April 2022 the Abellio franchise will be terminated and the Scottish Government will own and operate ScotRail.
The new structure will be:
The Chief Executive Officer for Scottish Rail Holdings, is Chris Gibb, who will also chair the board of ScotRail Trains. Mr Gibb has had a 40 year career in railways. He started in British Rail, and in the 80s and 90s held various managerial and organisational roles including being based in Glasgow and Ayr. After rail privatisation he became Managing Director of Wales & Borders Trains, then Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Trains and latterly a Non Executive Director of Network Rail. He has also been involved in projects such as the Channel Tunnel and HS2.
The Chief Operating Officer of ScotRail Trains will be Joanne Maguire, who will report to Alex Hynes. She is currently Vice Principal - Resources at the University of the West of Scotland and was previously Executive Director for HR at the university. She has also held senior leadership roles at City of Glasgow College, as well as in the manufacturing and retail sectors.
Alex Hynes will continue to be employed by Network Rail as Managing Director of Scotland's Railway.
The current ScotRail executive and operational staff will be transferred to ScotRail Trains.