5 minutes with...

Gerry O'Leary, General Manager at Arriva's Southport Depot

Posted by Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Fri 22nd, Jun

Introduce yourself – name, where do you sit in the business, and what does the business do?

Gerry O'Leary, General Manager at Arriva's Southport Depot

What changes would you like to see to improve or develop your sector?

I would like to see a more adaptable futuristic road network which allows our customers to get to their destination quicker without any hold ups or fuss.

What does a typical working day look like?

The best thing about my role is that no one day is typical.  From dealing with the day to day running of our business and then creating new opportunities, each day has its own independent outcomes.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Focus on the outcome and don’t be afraid to look outside your comfort zone.

Where would we find you on your day off?

Normally in a fine eatery somewhere in the Liverpool area with my family. 

What is the best advice you have been given in your career?

Challenge the norm because more of the same does not work.  Change is inevitable so embrace it. 

Who is your role model in business?

There are many people who I currently work with who inspire me.  The GM team, Head of Operations and our MD, daily offer golden nuggets which are incredibly insightful.

Why choose Liverpool City Region?

Our region is a forward thinking area in all aspects of our industry. 

Partnerships form the basis of growth and our entwined thinking within the Alliance has helped customer satisfaction grow continually and rapidly.

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