Ignacio Garat

Group Chief Executive Officer

Ignacio Garat (1)


November 2020



Ignacio has more than 28 years’ strategic, commercial, operational and business transformation experience in the freight and logistics industry. Previous roles include CEO Spain & Portugal and CEO Brazil at TNT and Senior Vice President for Southern Europe, France and Benelux at FedEx. He has a track record of leading international, complex, operational businesses to achieve clear strategic purposes, adopting an inclusive management culture in doing so aided by his focus on people.

Ignacio has a degree in international business from the American University of Paris and a postgraduate diploma in management and business studies from the University of Warwick.

Key strengths in support of the Company’s strategy:

  • Provides strategic and operational leadership for all five of the customer propositions comprised in the Evolve strategy, leveraging his previous management experience of delivering operational transformation and his commercial acumen to exploit new and profitable growth opportunities
  • Champions all six of the desired stakeholder outcomes of the Evolve strategy, including by maintaining a dedicated focus on the Company being the safest and most reliable passenger transport operator, and having the most satisfied customers, including through prioritising the digital agenda and driving the Group’s focus on being an environmental leader and achieving its wider sustainability ambitions
  • Drives culture transformation fostering a strong sense of purpose, including by empowering people and developing talent, advancing the Company’s ambition to be the employer of choice within passenger transport

Current external appointments:

  • None