We’re delighted to confirm that Cathy Massarella has been confirmed as our new Managing Director after being the Interim Managing Director since August 2023.
Cathy was previously Major Projects Director at Nexus, leading the introduction of Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet and the award-winning delivery of the £104m Metro Flow infrastructure upgrade.
Cathy will lead the Nexus team of 1,100 employees who operate and maintain the Metro system and Shields Ferry, provide more than 170 bus routes and are leading the roll-out of Pop smart travel in North East England.
Cllr Martin Gannon, Chairman of the North East Joint Transport Committee, said: “Cathy is an excellent and proven leader who knows the Nexus business inside out from 20 years spent across operations, commercial and project delivery workstreams.
“Cathy is committed to making customers’ journeys better and focused on the people who make Nexus a great place to work. She has the passion and vision our region needs as we look forward to the opportunities a North East Mayoral Combined Authority will bring for sustainable transport.”