Liz Benison joined Arriva in September 2018 as Managing Director, Mainland Europe with responsibility for growing Arriva’s presence in Croatia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. She sits on the Arriva Management Board and is responsible for growth and innovation to support the specific passenger transport solutions required in those markets.
Prior to joining Arriva, Liz was Divisional Chief Executive leading one of two operating divisions for Serco Group in the UK and Europe. During this time, she took on global responsibility for the Gender Diversity agenda.
She has also held leadership positions at CSC Computer Services Company, Capgemini, Xansa/ Druid, was a senior analyst at Ford Motor Company and spent time at Jaguar Cars plc.
Liz is a non-executive director on the board of Openreach, the infrastructure provider of the UK’s internet economy, where she also sits on the Audit and Remuneration committees.
Liz has a BsC in Production Engineering and Management from the University of Nottingham.