TfGM oversees a transport network that covers almost 500 square miles and caters for a quarter of a billion journeys a year. It is also responsible for the delivery of a £2billion transport investment package which is driving economic growth and is forecast to create 21,000 new jobs.

Former journalist McMullan, previously the chief press officer for the East Cheshire NHS Trust, leads a centralised team of 16 people delivering a range of corporate and stakeholder support services including 24/7 media relations, stakeholder engagement, community engagement, passenger information, awards, social media management, website content, internal communications and event support.

As well as daily media enquiries linked to the expanding public transport network, the comms team also looks after proactive communications and engagement around capital projects such as the Bus Priority scheme (on Oxford Road in Manchester city centre) and the new £350m Trafford Park Metrolink line. The further development of social media and customer travel information are also current areas of focus at the present time.

When he’s not on the tram or bus network himself, McMullan cycles to work. He also enjoys attempting to home-brew drinkable beer, following UK and US politics and listening to 6Music.