Matthew Golton

With more than three decades experience in rail, Matthew Golton is the Managing Director for train company TransPennine Express (TPE), having joined the business in June 2021. 

Matthew has worked for FirstGroup, one of the world’s largest public transport operators since 2006, with previous roles including Interim Managing Director and Commercial Development Director for Great Western Railway (GWR). Prior to his time with FirstGroup, he held positions in both the rail freight and energy sectors. 

More recently, as Business Development Director for First Rail, he led the team working with the Department for Transport and Rail North Partnership on TPE’s new National Rail Contract (NRC). 

Outside of work, he relocated to Huddersfield, centrally located on TPE’s network, in the autumn of of 2021. As well as spending time with his family, his interests include walking, history and travel.